October 26, 2016

UK’s Food Standards Agency Steps Up for the Olympics

The Summer Olympics Games begin in London on Friday, July 27, 2012. Athletes, the press, and observers from around the world will congregate in this city, and the UK's Food Standards Agency¬†(FSA) is stepping up their own game. The FSA's Incidents Unit is extending their office hours during the Olympics to address food safety issues, including any food poisoning incidence, food contamination issues, and food fraud. The Unit will be staffed from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends. The phone number to contact the Unit is 020 7276 8448. Their email address is foodincidents@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk. After office hours, the phone number will be answered by the Defra duty room. Issues and problems will be passed to the Food Standards Agency … [Read more...]

Just Before Summer Olympics, London Restaurants Post Inspection Scores

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, restaurants in London are posting their inspection scores. The Food Standards Agency rates the facilities on a scale of 1 to 5 in their Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Authorities think that these ratings will help consumers choose where to eat out and encourage businesses to improve their food safety standards. The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme covers England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Scotland has a different program called the Food Hygiene Information Scheme, run by local authorities in partnership with the Food Standards Agency. Some local programs are also operating; you can see them by visiting the Food Standards Agency website. The ratings are also posted at the Food Standards Agency website. A rating of "0" means the facility needs urgent … [Read more...]

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