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Food Standards Agency - Recent press releases
Check the latest press releases issued by the Agency, or search the press releases below. Press releases from 2000 to 2005 have been archived on the National Archives website.

FSA launches national food hygiene rating scheme
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is today launching the roll-out of a national food hygiene rating scheme that will help people choose the safest places to eat out or do their food shopping.
Appointment of a new member and reappointment of three existing members for ACAF
Jeff Rooker, Chair of the Food Standards Agency, today announced on behalf of the Agency, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the devolved administrations the appointment of Professor Stephen Forsythe and the re-appointment of Dr Dozie Azubike, Professor Nigel Halford and Mr Richard Scales as members of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs.
Agency reminds parents of advice on feeding honey to babies
The Food Standards Agency is reminding parents not to feed honey to babies who are under a year old. This follows a confirmed case of the rare but serious illness, infant botulism.
A new Operations Group for the Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced in July 2009 its intention to form a new Operations Group in 2010. This will take effect from 1 April 2010 when the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) and FSA merge.
Agency makes recommendations on reducing saturated fat and added sugar in key...
The Agency is today making its recommendations to food manufacturers on reductions in saturated fat and added sugar, as well as greater availability of smaller single-portion sizes in a number of key foods ? biscuits, cakes, buns, chocolate confectionery and soft drinks.
Food Standards Agency response to Consumer Focus Wales report
The Food Standards Agency welcomes the publication of the Consumer Focus Wales report: 'Protecting consumers from E.coli O157'.
National Diet and Nutrition Survey year 1
Results from the first year of the new National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) suggest that the UK population is eating less saturated fat, less trans fat and less added sugar than it was 10 years ago.
FSA takes small steps to encourage young people to eat well, get active and f...
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) today officially launched SmallSteps4Life ? an innovative approach to motivating young people to take simple steps towards improving their health and well-being, both inside and outside the classroom.
Consumers set for another milk revolution?
A new survey published today by the Agency, to coincide with the launch of phase 2 of the saturated fat campaign, found that people who regularly use semi-skimmed milk would be happy to switch to drinking an even lower fat milk.
Don't let a turkey spoil your Christmas
The Food Standards Agency is hoping to reduce the number of food safety clangers that are served up this Christmas, with its Christmas food safety advertising campaign.

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Alergy Allerts from the FSA


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Food Standards location:uk - Google News
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Indian food standards ruling a ?significant victory? for duty free - The Mood...

The Moodie Davitt Report

Indian food standards ruling a ?significant victory? for duty free
The Moodie Davitt Report
aptra INDIA. India's duty free shops are to be excluded from new domestic regulations on food safety standards, it has been confirmed. As previously reported, duty free is to be considered a separate channel and thus exempt from domestic rules. The ...
APTRA shares delight over Indian food standards rulingDFNIonline.com

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Barbecue campaign launched to highlight campylobacter - FoodManufacture.co.uk

FoodManufacture.co.uk

Barbecue campaign launched to highlight campylobacter
FoodManufacture.co.uk
The organisation was created in April 2015, and works with the Food Standards Agency on tackling campylobacter. In May, FSS revealed that campylobacter continued to be the most common cause of foodborne illness in the UK, and its research showed that ...
Food Standards Scotland unveils food safety campaignFoodQualityNews.com

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Care homes and hospitals told to improve kitchen standards as pre-prepared sa...

Telegraph.co.uk

Care homes and hospitals told to improve kitchen standards as pre-prepared sandwiches and snacks may contain ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Yesterday the Food Standards Agency issued new guidance to institutions catering for vulnerable groups, to help them reduce the risk of food they serve being infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. When consumed it can cause an illness ...

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Food Standards Agency alert: diet whey shake recalled over allergy fears - St...

Stoke Sentinel

Food Standards Agency alert: diet whey shake recalled over allergy fears
Stoke Sentinel
Premia Health has recalled a batch of Protein Active Diet Whey Shake, which was sold through Poundland stores, because the presence of soya is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an ...


Food Standards Scotland launches Pink Chicken BBQ Food Safety Campaign - meat...

Food Standards Scotland launches Pink Chicken BBQ Food Safety Campaign
meatinfo.co.uk
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched its Summer BBQ food safety campaign: 'Nothing spoils summer like Pink Chicken'. Scotland's public sector food body's campaign will see a Pink Chicken go about Scotland creating mayhem and ?spoiling ...


Food Standards Scotland launches 'Pink Chicken' BBQ Food Safety Campaign - Fo...

For Argyll

Food Standards Scotland launches 'Pink Chicken' BBQ Food Safety Campaign
For Argyll
As temperatures in Scotland rise and more people barbecue and eat food outdoors, Food Standards Scotland [FSS] today, Friday, 17th June 2016) launched its Summer BBQ food safety campaign: Nothing spoils summer like Pink Chicken. Scotland's public ...

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food standards scotland - Barfblog (blog)

Barfblog (blog)

food standards scotland
Barfblog (blog)
Scottish independence was supposed to be something about Celtic pride, or pride in Sean Connery impersonations on mock Jeopardy, but if Food Standards Scotland attempt at independent food safety communications ? if it's not Scottish, it's craaaaaaap ...

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Blaenau Gwent Asda receives a 1 rating for food hygiene - South Wales Argus

South Wales Argus

Blaenau Gwent Asda receives a 1 rating for food hygiene
South Wales Argus
A BLAENAU Gwent supermarket has been told ?major improvement? is necessary after it was given a hygiene rating of one. Asda in Lakeside Retail Park, Nantyglo, was inspected by the Food Standards Agency and told in May it had been rated the second ...


China: Sales increase thanks to safe food standards, lower labor costs and hi...

FreshPlaza

China: Sales increase thanks to safe food standards, lower labor costs and higher productivity
FreshPlaza
"As the main product categories in fresh produce, fruits and vegetables are frequently seen in major supermarket shelves. For industrial experts and consumers, it is of crucial importance to reduce the loss during the transport process from its origin ...

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Food Hygiene Ratings in Caterham, Godstone and Oxted reveal businesses with r...

Food Hygiene Ratings in Caterham, Godstone and Oxted reveal businesses with rating of 1 or 0
Surrey Mirror
Of the 642 business inspected by environmental health officers at Tandridge District Council, only a handful hold a rating of 1 or lower. The rating given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by ...



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Recomended Cooking Times for Meat

 

Cooking times for Poultry

Chicken - 45 mins per kilo+20 mins @ Gas 5/180C/350F
Turkey - 45 mins per kilo+20 mins @ Gas 5/180C/350F
Goose - 45 mins per kilo+20 mins @ Gas 5/180C/350F
Pheasant -45 mins per kilo+20 mins@ Gas 5/180C/350F
Duck - 45 mins per kilo + 20 mins @ Gas 5/180C/350F

Cooking time for Beef

Beef-Rare-32mins per kilo (15 mins/lb) + 20 mins
Beef-Med.-55mins per kilo(25 mins/lb)+20 mins
Beef-Well Done-66mins perkilo(30 min/lb)+30 min
All above are cooked at Gas 4/5, 180C, 350F

Cooking time for Pork

Pork-Medium-66 mins/kilo (30 mins/lb) + 30 mins
Pork-Well done-77mins/kilo (35 mins/lb) +35 mins
Cooked at Gas 4/5, 180c, 350F

Cooking time for Lamb

Lamb-Medium-55min/ kilo (25 mins/lb)+25 mins
Lamb-Well Done-66 min/kilo(30 mins/lb)+30 min
Cooked at Gas 4/5, 180C, 350F

Cooking time for Mutton

Braised Mutton-45min/kilo (20 mins/lb)

To Braise, the mutton is cooked in 1pt stock/kilo on a bed of vegetables, halfway through the cooking time the joint is turned over. This has the effect of both poaching and roasting each half of the joint. The stock will reduce to make a delicious gravy.


Mutton - 99 mins per kilo (45 mins/lb)
Cooked at Gas 4/5, 180C, 350F

Cooking time for Venison

Venison - Haunch - 45 mins per kilo (20 mins/lb)
Venison - Saddle - 35 mins per kilo (15 mins /lb)
Venison - Rack - 35 mins per kilo (15 mins/lb)
Cooked at Gas 8, 230C, 450F
Often marinaded, baste frequently.


50 gms =1.8 oz

100 gms =3.2 oz

1 kg.=2.2 lb


Centigrade Farenheit Gas Mark
140°C = 275°F = 1 = Very Cool
150°C = 300°F =2 = Cool
160°C = 325°F = 3 = Warm
180°C = 350°F =4 = Moderate
190°C = 375°F = 5 = Fairly Hot
200°C = 400°F = 6 = Fairly Hot
220°C = 425°F = 7 = Hot
230°C = 450°F = 8 = Very Hot
240°C = 475°F = 9 = Very Hot

Ounces to Grams

1oz = 28.35gm
2oz = 56.70gm
3oz = 85.05gm
4oz =113.40gm
5oz = 141.75gm
6oz = 170.10gm
7oz = 198.45gm
8oz = 226.80gm
9oz = 255.15gm
10oz = 283.50gm
11oz = 311.84gm
12oz = 340.19gm
13oz = 368.54gm
14oz = 396.89gm
15oz = 425.24gm
16oz = 453.59gm
17oz = 481.94gm
18oz = 510.29gm
19oz = 538.64gm
20oz = 566.99gm
21oz = 595.34gm
22oz = 623.69gm
23oz = 652.04gm
24oz = 680.39gm
25oz = 708.74gm
26oz = 737.09gm
27oz = 765.44gm
28oz = 793.79gm
29oz = 822.14gm
30oz = 850.49gm
31oz = 878.83gm
32oz = 907.18gm
33oz = 935.53gm
34oz = 963.88gm
35oz = 992.23gm
36oz = 1020.58gm
37oz = 1048.93gm
38oz = 1077.28gm
39oz = 1105.63gm
40oz = 1133.98gm
41oz = 1162.33gm
42oz = 1190.68gm
43oz = 1219.03gm
44oz = 1247.38gm
45oz = 1275.73gm
46oz = 1304.08gm
47oz = 1332.43gm
48oz = 1360.78gm
49oz = 1389.13gm
50oz = 1417.47gm
51oz = 1445.82gm
52oz = 1474.17gm
53oz = 1502.52gm
54oz = 1530.87gm
55oz = 1559.22gm
56oz = 1587.57gm
57oz = 1615.92gm
58oz = 1644.27gm
59oz = 1672.62gm
60oz = 1700.97gm

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