FSA finally issue food alert
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has declared that illegal and potentially dangerous GM rice is "unsafe" - over 18 months after it was found on sale in the UK.
The food alert means that local authorities now have to take action on the Bt63 rice from China.
This is a great success. When similar contamination occurred with GM rice from the US we took the FSA to court over their failure to act.
The judge ruled that they had made mistakes - so this time they have done the right thing and issued a food alert.
But we're still disappointed that it took them so long. Scientific studies have raised concerns about the rice's risk to human health so action should have been swifter.
It's now essential that this long-overdue action is carried out.
Please ask your local Trading Standards office what action they are planning to take - see our short action guide (Word format - 60K) for simple instructions.