Food Safety Act Samples and results 2007, 2016 & 2017

How many Food Safety Act samples were taken and submitted for analysis by your local authority’s Trading Standards Service in 2007, 2016 and 2017?  

2007447
2016350
2017388

Note: for the above 2007 figures cover Devon Trading Standards only.

Devon and Somerset County Councils commissioned a joint Trading Standards Service in May 2013 and figures after that date cover both Counties.

In May 2017 Torbay Trading Standards joined this service and the 2017 figures after that time include figures in Torbay. 

How many of the samples submitted for analysis attracted an adverse report in relation to labelling and/ or compositional faults in each of these years?  

2007128
201668 (assuming all food samples are taken for composition and labelling as this field is not used)
201753 (as per comment above)

For each of these years, please provide a breakdown of samples which attracted an adverse report by the following: 1) type/ class of product, 2) type of food business from which it was obtained, 3) nature of labelling or compositional fault.

1 – type of product

2007

Type of productNo of adverse results

 

Nature

Cereals2Information not available
Coffee & Tea3Information not available
Confectionary11Information not available
Milk – Liquid1Information not available
Other Milk Products1Information not available
Wine1Information not available
Alcoholic Drinks20Information not available
Mineral Water8Information not available
Fruit Juices3Information not available
Soft Drinks1Information not available
Ice Cream2Information not available
Meat Products inc Sausages etc26Information not available
Poultry Meat Products etc4Information not available
Restaurant/Takeaway Food35Information not available
Soups & Broths2Information not available
Oils & Fats4Information not available
Honey & Honey Products1Information not available
Other food3Information not available

2016

Type of productNo of adverse resultsNature
Bakery2Allergens (gluten) x2
Beverages2Non-compliance with Health & Nutrition labelling requirements x2
Confectionery1Presence of allergen x1
Dairy products2Cheese not complying with compositional requirement
Nutritional products1Non-compliance with Nutrition & Health Claims labelling requirements
Meat27

Contamination with non-indicated species x21

Origin labelling deficiencies

Prepared dishes14

Unauthorised use of colourants x11

Unauthorised use of MSG x1

High Levels of Acrylamide (Chips) x2

Soups and sauces4Nutrition Information labelling x2 Allergens (Gluten) x2
Oils and fats4Erucic acid exceeded legal levels in Mustard oil
Other7

Food Supplement not of quality demanded x1

Non-compliance with Nutrition & Health Claims labelling requirements x5

Gluten Free Claim incorrect x1

2017

Type of productNo of adverse results

 

Nature

Additives3Contamination with Industrial non-food dye
Confectionery3US Labelling/ Non-authorised use of colourants
Nutritional products2Non-compliance Health& Nutrition Claims & Non-compliance with Food Supplements Regulations x2
Fruit and vegetables1High acrylamide levels (Chips)
Meat3Contamination with non-indicated species
Prepared dishes40

Unauthorised use of colourants x37

Levels of Acrylamide x2

Non-Indicated Species x1

Other2Allergens (sulphites) labelling

2 – type of business it was obtained from

2007 

Type of food businessNo of adverse results

 

Nature

Bakers/Bread/Flour3Information not available
Butchers & Meat18Information not available
Milk/Eggs/Dairy Products5Information not available
Fruit/Vegetables/Greengrocer9Information not available
Supermarket17Information not available
Health Foods/Delicatessen7Information not available
Intox Liquor/Off Licence9Information not available
Mainly Frozen Food2Information not available
Other Food9Information not available
Public House2Information not available
Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen9Information not available
Hotel/guesthouse2Information not available
Sweet shop/Tobacco/News1Information not available
Clothes1Information not available
Farm – Livestock2Information not available
Zoo/Wildlife Park2Information not available
Gifts/Fancy Goods4Information not available
Tourist attractions10Information not available
Market Garden/Farm Shop2Information not available
Garden Centre/Nursery3Information not available
Agricultural Serv & Supplies1Information not available
Local Authority Premises4Information not available
Camp/Caravan Site/Holiday Camp2Information not available
Department Store3Information not available
Unknown5Information not available

 2016 

Type of food businessNo of adverse results

 

Nature

Bakers/Bread/Flour2Gluten claim
Butchers & Meat27

Contamination with non-indicated species x21

Origin labelling incorrect x6

Supermarket4

Contamination with non-indicated species x 1

Excess Erucic Acid in Mustard Oil x3

Health Foods/Delicatessen3

Non-compliance with Nutrition & Health Claims labelling requirements x1

Excess Erucic Acid in

Mustard Oil x1

Allergens- gluten x1

Mainly Frozen Food1Non-compliance with Nutrition Information labelling requirements
Preserves3

Non-compliance with Nutrition Information labelling requirements x2

Allergens- Gluten

Other Food3

Allergens (gluten) x1

Supplements x1

Non-compliance with labelling regulations x1

Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen6

Unauthorised Colourants x4

Unauthorised use of MSG x1

Health Claims x1

Takeaway9

Unauthorised Colourants & additives x7

Composition of Cheese x2

Hotel/guesthouse2High Levels of Acrylamide (Chips) x2
Swimming/Sauna/Solar/Gym/Sport1Non-compliance with Health and Nutrition Claims
Market Garden/Farm Shop2Contamination with non-indicated species x2
Unknown5Non-Compliance Health & Nutrition Claims labelling

 2017 

Type of food businessNo of adverse resultsNature
Butchers & Meat2Contamination with non-indicated species x2
Health Foods/Delicatessen1Contamination with non-indicated species x1
Other Food7

US Labelling+ Non-authorised use of colourants x3

Non-Authorised Use of Colourants x2

Allergens(sulphites) labelling x2

Public House2High Levels of Acrylamide (Chips)
Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen24

Contamination with Industrial non-food dye x3

Non-Authorised Use of Colourants x21

Takeaway13

Non-Indicated species x1

Non-Authorised Use of Colourants x12

Caterers2Non-Authorised Use of Colourants x2
Swimming/Sauna/Solar/Gym/Sport2Non-compliance Health & Nutrition Claims & Non-compliance with Food Supplements Regulations x2
Unknown1High Levels of Acrylamide (Chips)

Of Food Safety Act samples taken and submitted for analysis by the Trading Standards Service in 2007, 2016 and 2017, how many dishes or products requested to be free from one or more allergenic ingredient were found to have that allergen present (in each of these years)? Please could this information be broken down as below.

2007

AllergenNumber of samples analysedNumber with this allergen present
SesameInformation not availableInformation not available
PeanutInformation not availableInformation not available
EggInformation not availableInformation not available
AlmondInformation not availableInformation not available
MustardInformation not availableInformation not available
GlutenInformation not availableInformation not available
ShellfishInformation not availableInformation not available
etcInformation not availableInformation not available

2016

AllergenNumber of samples analysedNumber with this allergen present
Sesame
Peanut3 1
Egg
Almond2
Mustard
Gluten23 5
Shellfish
Etc (Sulphites)2

2017

AllergenNumber of samples analysedNumber with this allergen present
Sesame
Peanut105
Egg2
Almond
Mustard
Gluten3
Shellfish
Etc (Sulphites)2