Monday, April 5, 2010

UK FSA welcome Public Guidance on Shelf Life of Frozen Food

March 25, 2010 news, the UK Food Safety Authority (FSA) said they welcomed the guidance from the public to help the cooperation between British Retail Consortium (BRC), Frozen Food Association (CFA) and the Food Standards Agency, and eventually to decide the shelf period of frozen food.

This guidance is designed to help companies, whether small grocer stores or big scale food manufacturers to figure out the best deposit period of frozen food before their consumption, at the same time is also aimed to help companies to conform to the limits on bacteria required by the EU sanitary terms, such as Listeria monocytogenes, which is the focus of the guidance, too.

In order to develop this guidance, the British Retail Consortium called on the Union Organization, which includes Frozen Food Association, Environmental Health Association, LACORS and the Food Standards Agency, and the related UK National Laboratories of Food Microbiology participated this activity as an observer. The Official said, this guidance can help people to understand conditions of frozen food better, and CIEH and FSA hope to find additional information on food safety and provide appropriate scope, thus to establish the shelf life of frozen food.

Originally Posted: About Additive