The following topics are links to the Food Standards Agency and other websites. Click on a link to view the advice.
Animal by-products guidance
(Please note there is a pdf document at the bottom of this page you can read)
Advice on fish consumption: benefits and risks
Advice on salt in the diet
Aflatoxins in nuts survey
EU monitoring of UK foods for dioxins and PCBs
Latest food safety news
Chloropropanols in meat products - survey results
Sulphur dioxide in soft drinks - survey
Food supplements guidance
If you're trying to get pregnant you will find advice on what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, as well as information about supplements.
For a happy and healthy pregnancy, it's important to know how you can make sure you are getting enough nutrients for you and your baby.
A website to promote safe, sustainable and nutritious food
The Food Standards Agency advises people not to eat a particular type of seaweed, hijiki, following a survey that showed that it contains high levels of a form of arsenic which is known to add to the risk of people getting cancer. The Agency is advising people not to eat hijiki seaweed and to choose alternative types of seaweed instead. If you have eaten hijiki seaweed occasionally you will probably not have significantly increased your risk of getting cancer, but cutting out hijiki is sensible.
Survey of benzene levels in soft drinks
The Food Standards Agency has published the results of a survey to investigate levels of benzene in 150 soft drinks on sale in the UK. Benzene was not detectable in the majority of products sampled.
Survey of soya for GM material
The Food Standards Agency survey to investigate whether foods containing soya are correctly labelled to indicate whether they contain ingredients produced from genetically modified (GM) material, has found that all products complied with the law.
Waste Cooking Oil
Since 31 October 2004 waste cooking oil from catering premises can no longer be used as an ingredient in animal feed. Waste cooking oils from food manufacturing, and fresh or unused cooking oil, can continue to be used in animal feed.
It is anticipated that the majority of catering premises will be able to continue to have their waste cooking oil taken away by their usual collectors. However, the collector will now be expected to supply the waste cooking oil to either the biodiesel producers as a raw material for transport fuel, to incinerators who will be able to use it in the generation of electricity, or for other uses such as in the olechemical industry.