David Edwards has criticised the FSA’s plans for certified regulatory auditors

Auditing expert hits out at FSA’s reforms

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) flagship Regulating Our Future (ROF) programme has been criticised for being “on a wobble”, by a leading food hygiene auditing expert.

FSA’s Hancock: ‘This is about strengthening regulations; making it better’

FSA will carry on work with EU safety body

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is confident that its plans for risk-based regulatory change under the Regulating our Future initiative will not be “knocked off course” by the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, currently underway.

The cost of official inspections will eventually fall on food businesses

FSA lays out plans for regulatory change

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out plans for a fundamental transformation in the way the UK food and drink industry is policed in a document released this week (July 19).

The Food Standards Agency needs to build more trust with businesses, says Heather Hancock

FSA aims for ‘right touch’ regulation

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) needs to develop more trusting relationships with the food businesses it regulates if it is to get them to share more information, its chairman Heather Hancock acknowledged in her Campden BRI lecture last month.

Too trusting: that was Owen Paterson's verdict on European food regulations in our exclusive video interview

Exclusive video interview

EU food regulations ‘too trusting’: DEFRA boss

By Mike Stones

The European system of food regulation is “too trusting”, environment secretary Owen Paterson told in the second part of our exclusive video interview.

Without tougher legislation, childhood obesity will worsen, say experts

Government under pressure as obesity rises

By Rick Pendrous

Mounting calls for Britain's food and drink manufacturers to be more closely regulated to cap the levels of salt, fat and sugar in their products are likely to lead to a government consultation to delay making any difficult decisions before the next...

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

By Rick Pendrous

Proposals to examine a move to a privatised system of third-party inspection of primary meat premises were rejected by the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board early last week.

'Striking a Balance' Does DEFRA's task force report mark a new regulatory dawn or a missed opportunity?

DEFRA task force has failed fresh produce, FPC

By Ben Bouckley

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) says that a prominent DEFRA task force appointed to cut red tape for farmers and food processors has ignored oppressive regulations facing its sector.

Attempts to cut red tape badly received

Attempts to cut red tape badly received

By Rod Addy

Government efforts to ease regulatory burdens could cause as many problems as they solve for food manufacturers, according to delegates at Cranfield University’s UK food production symposium, ‘Building robust supply networks’.


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