FSA targets microbiological food safety

By Mike Stones

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Microbiological food safety will top the FSA's research priorities this year
Microbiological food safety will top the FSA's research priorities this year
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has put microbiological food safety, including the prevention of campylobacter, E.coli, listeria and norovirus, at the top of its list of priorities for 2012.

Other priorities in its Forward Evidence Plan for 2012 were:

  • Future meat controls, and food and feed hygiene policy.
  • Chemical safety of food, including metals and organic contaminants.
  • Food law enforcement, including imported foods and food safety management systems.
  • Cross-cutting areas including strategic challenges.
  • Diet and health related work funded by the FSA in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Research Funding

In addition to outlining priority science and evidence activities for the coming year, the FSA plan is intended to identify potential areas for research funding and workshops that will develop the agency’s evidence base.

The agency welcomes comments on its plans, which should be emailed to pfg@sbbqfgnaqneqf.tfv.tbi.hx​ by Thursday February 15.

To read the FSA priorities plan, click here​.

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