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Allergy and intolerance

  This section gives information on the Food Standards Agency's work on food allergy and intolerance, including research, labelling, advice to caterers and guidance notes.

  The Food Standards Agency's approach to food allergy and intolerance has three main aims:

  • to fund research that will help increase our knowledge and understanding of food allergy and intolerance
  • strengthen food labelling rules to help people who need to avoid certain ingredients
  • help raise awareness of food allergy and intolerance among caterers

Animal diseases

  This section includes information about BSE (mad cow disease) and a typical scrapie as well as the updates issued during outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu), foot and mouth, and bluetongue.  Defra is the lead Government department for animal diseases and animal welfare.

Safety Links

Approved irradiation facilities
British Safety Council
Combase international predictive microbiology database
European Food Safety Authority
Food Vision
Health and Safety Executive
Pesticides Safety Directorate
Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH)
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Veterinary Medicines Directorate
World Food Safety Organisation

IS/ISO 22000:2005

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