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Tuesday 17 November 2009
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Chief Scientist's Blog
Andrew Wadge, the FSA's Chief Scientist, is currently running a blog. Find out what he's up to, what he's thinking and have your say on the day's top food issues. View the Chief Scientist's blog
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Open Board meetings podcast service
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Online training for enforcement officers
Food allergy training online An interactive food allergy training tool, developed by the Agency, highlights steps that should be followed to make sure good practice is used in the manufacture and production of food.
Vacuum packing training online An online training course about vacuum packing and modified atmosphere packing of food, developed by the Agency, aims to give enforcement officers a better understanding of these packing processes, and the importance of microbiological safety in their use.
Food hygiene video online The FSA's Bacteria Bite Business video, which demonstrates the importance of good food hygiene, is available to watch online.
Food sampling advice video online As part of the Agency’s continuing commitment to low cost training for local authority food enforcement officers, you can see our food sampling video online.
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Owners of web-enabled phones who want to check their shopping's salt content can access a handy application that has been created for the salt campaign.
iPhone and iPod Touch users can download a free app from the Apple store that will enable them to calculate whether the food they are about to pop in their basket is high, medium or low in salt content. They can check the recommended limit for their daily salt intake and get tips to reduce it. With a shake of the phone, the tip changes. Go to the Apple store and search for 'FSA salt'. Click on the ‘free’ button and then ‘Install’.
Other web-enabled, or smart, phone users can go to food.gov.uk/saltapp while out shopping and use the calculator there. It will also let them check the recommended limits for adults and children, with a handy link to our consumer advice website, eatwell, for more information.