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Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Folic Acid (9 April 2014)

Earl Howe: ...had any direct discussions with the Scottish Government about the collection and analysis of blood samples for folate in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Scotland funded collection of dietary data and blood samples, including folate analysis, from additional participants in Scotland for years 1 to 4 of the survey. The FSA in Scotland was...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Testing (8 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that the following local authorities did not report any food standards sampling in 2012-13 via the Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System (LAEMS): Armagh Birmingham Blackburn City of London Leicester City Rochdale Rutland South Lanarkshire Swindon All of these authorities reported microbiological samples via LAEMS in 2012-13 and/or reported food...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Social Science Research Committee (Triennial Review) (3 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: I am today announcing the publication by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the findings of the triennial review of the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC). Triennial reviews of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring, and improving, the accountability and effectiveness of public bodies. The SSRC is an advisory NDPB that provides...

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Elliott Review and Food Crime (2 April 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

George Eustice: ...by making available some of the funding for additional training and through prioritised sampling to target delivery at areas of agreed national importance. Secondly, an intelligence hub has been established in the FSA to improve its capability to identify and prevent threats to food safety and integrity, based on the approach to intelligence used by the police. City of London police is...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014)

Richard Harrington: ...advisers who, for better or for worse, provided such a function for people retiring with small pension pots. A very open policy by Adair Turner and Hector Sants, part of the previous administration at the FSA, in the form of new regulations relating to the retail distribution review and the disclosure fees, has effectively eradicated the very low-level IFAs—those dealing with very...

Written Answers — Health: Livestock: Diseases (1 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...following number of instances have been identified at official post mortem inspection and prevented from entering the food chain by officials working for and on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) since April 2012: Some conditions are not recorded by the FSA. The list of conditions for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry were created following expert working group workshops for...

Written Answers — Health: Livestock: Diseases (1 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Barry Gardiner: ...and (v) Actinomycosus in red meat animals have been identified at official post mortem inspection and prevented from entering the food chain by officials working for an on behalf of the FSA since 1 April 2012. [Official Report, 9 April 2014, Vol. 579, c. 4MC.]

Written Answers — Health: Livestock: Diseases (1 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...of conditions have been identified in poultry at official post mortem inspection and prevented from entering the food chain by officials working for and on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) since April 2012: Some conditions are not recorded by the FSA. The list of conditions for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry were created following expert working group workshops for each...

Written Answers — Health: Livestock: Diseases (1 April 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...fluke fasciola hepatica have been identified during official post mortem inspection and prevented from entering the food chain by officials working for and on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) since April 2012: Rejection type Total number of conditions Percentage of throughput Liver fluke fasciola April 2010—March 2012 2,771,130 8.6 Liver fluke fasciola April...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Energy Markets (Competition) (26 March 2014)

Barry Gardiner: ...price for gas, unusual trading activity reduced the price of gas just before the end of the financial year, and that was reported to the Financial Services Authority by a company responsible for setting so-called benchmark prices, ICIS Heren. The practice was indeed reported to the FSA at the time. That type of activity enables the big six to reduce the cost of gas relative to the price...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Safety (25 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has carried out a review of local authority delivery of food safety controls. High level findings of this review were discussed by the FSA Board in March 2013. The evidence from this review indicated that despite significant pressures on budgets, local authorities were prioritising and resourcing food safety official controls. Local authority returns to the FSA...

Written Answers — Health: Alcoholic Drinks: Counterfeit Manufacturing (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) works in partnership with all United Kingdom local authorities to tackle the production, distribution and sale of counterfeit alcohol. The work involves the identification, detection and removal from sale of illicit alcohol including both counterfeit and fake brands that may be injurious to public health and products where the payment of UK duty/tax has been...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Testing (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: Sampling and surveillance are a priority for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and play a key role of the framework of regulatory controls to ensure that food is safe for consumers and complies with United Kingdom and European Union law. Over the last five years the FSA has made additional funding available for local authorities to carry out food sampling as part of an annual National...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Testing (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises that there has been a declining trend in recent years in sampling levels by local authorities. This reflects local authorities' need to prioritise their activities. There has also been greater emphasis on co-ordinated sampling programmes and using intelligence to ensure better targeting. The FSA and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Written Answers — Health: Ritual Slaughter (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is unable to provide information on incidents of mis-cutting before each method of religiously exempted non-stunning. The FSA only holds details of when mis-cuts have occurred—not whether the associated slaughtering process was carried out using a stun or non-stun process.

Written Answers — Health: Ritual Slaughter (24 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is unable to provide information before 2008, nor to break down incidents reported according to the different methods of stunning. The FSA is able to report the number of mis-stunning incidents recorded from 2008 and these are detailed as follows by species: Number of reports of mis-stunning identified during routine inspection of slaughtering in approved...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 61 - Exercise of regulatory functions: economic growth (20 March 2014)

Toby Perkins: ...8212;the reason for that exemption. There is also an exemption for the economic and regulatory functions of the CAA. There are cases where the Government have decided to make certain regulators exempt. Let us consider this responsibility in relation to the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the FSA or the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency has been under huge pressure recently with all...

Food: Adulteration — Question (17 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ..., and with the industry and local authorities, to improve our intelligence gathering and sharing, with the aim of improving protection for the consumer. Consumer protection is the key priority for the FSA and local authorities, and enforcement officers are working across areas, targeting those most likely to be at risk. During 2012-13, 86,000 food safety composition and authenticity tests...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Testing (6 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency is an independent non-ministerial Government Department accountable to Parliament through Department of Health Ministers. Local authority sampling levels recorded by the FSA are shown in the following table, for composition, labelling and safety, over the last five years. ‘Microbiological analyses' and ‘Other Contamination analyses' are classed as...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Food: Crime (6 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Health. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is an Independent non-ministerial Government Department accountable to Parliament through Department of Health Ministers. Based on official returns provided by local authorities to the FSA the number of United Kingdom establishments prosecuted for either food hygiene or food standards...

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