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Written Answers — Department of Health: Pigmeat: Hepatitis (14 Sep 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not hold information on when the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) first became aware of hepatitis E in pig meat from the Netherlands and Germany. This is outside of the FSA remit as EFSA does not fall within the United Kingdom’s jurisdiction. As far as we are aware, the EFSA has not informed the FSA of any concerns regarding the presence of...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (13 Sep 2017)

Viscount Trenchard: ...look more closely at equivalent regulators in other countries. I had the privilege of serving under the noble Lord, Lord Burns, on the Joint Committee on Financial Services and Markets in 1999, which set up the FSA. We talked at great length about getting the balance right between protecting the industry and protecting the interests of the consumer. We did not necessarily get it right in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pigmeat: Hepatitis (11 Sep 2017)

Steve Brine: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not have estimates on how much imported pork meat contaminated with infectious hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been sold in British supermarkets in each of the last five years. The FSA continues to provide advice to consumers about cooking all raw pork and pork product thoroughly and handling them hygienically as this will reduce the risk of illness from...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Microplastics: Food (31 Jul 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: On the basis of current information, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) considers it is unlikely that the presence of the low levels of microplastic particles that have been reported to occur in certain types of seafood would cause harm to consumers. The FSA will continue to monitor and assess emerging information concerning microplastics in seafood.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Microplastics: Health Hazards (4 Jul 2017)

Steve Brine: ...marine environment and implications for the food chain. The most likely human exposure to microplastics from the marine environment is via the ingestion of seafood. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been monitoring the scientific evidence concerning the occurrence and effects of microplastics in seafood. On the basis of current information, the FSA considers it is unlikely that the...

Serious Fraud Office (18 Apr 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...the fund’s credibility, it may, like an Acme Trading rocket, never have got off the ground—saving a lot of people a great deal of money and distress. We know a lot about the operation of Tiuta because of a whistleblower, George Patellis. In early 2011, shortly after becoming its chief executive, he approached the FSA with what he called clear evidence of Tiuta defrauding the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (29 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: Investigation into welfare incidents that occur at slaughterhouses are the responsibility of the FSA. Where welfare breaches are identified relating to the transportation of the animals at slaughterhouses, the FSA will notify the relevant Local Authority Trading Standards office which are responsible for enforcing the welfare of animals during transport legislation. Defra is currently working...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (21 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: ...slaughter but respects the right of the Jewish and Muslim communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs. Official veterinarians (OVs) from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are present in all approved slaughterhouses in England and take a prompt, proportionate and risk based approach to enforcement action when animal welfare breaches are identified. Defra works...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Inspections (14 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: No discussions have taken place with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as there are no plans to cut the overall number of inspections in abattoirs. The FSA spends around £45 million per annum conducting a large number of inspection, verification, enforcement and audit tasks at approved meat establishments to ensure compliance with the regulations. These controls extend beyond meat...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Hygiene (13 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). Currently it is voluntary for food businesses in England to display their hygiene ratings. Display has been mandatory in Wales since November 2013 and in Northern Ireland since October 2016. The FSA considers that mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England would be beneficial and is using...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Holiday Accommodation (13 Mar 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). All ratings are published in an online only format on the FSA’s website. Open data is available for re-use and the ratings are published on a number of other websites. A number of smart phone apps have also been developed to provide consumers with this information. Media make good use of the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: Regulation (9 Mar 2017)

George Eustice: ...in terms of slaughterhouse design, layout and equipment. Business operators are responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of the animals in their care are met. The Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s’s key functions in England and Wales include monitoring the hygienic production of meat and ensuring animals are protected prior to and during slaughter. The FSA issues...

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...Food Standards Agency considers that it is unlikely that the presence of low levels of microplastic particles that have been reported to occur in certain types of seafood would actually cause any harm to consumers. However, the FSA will continue to monitor and assess emerging information regarding that issue. As for a wider discussion about fishing for plastic and other elements, I have...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Wines: Testing (28 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) samples wine on risk basis and based on intelligence received from other Government departments or authorities in member states. The FSA takes two bottles of a particular wine during sampling exercises. The information of number of bottles sampled from European Union countries is shown in the following table. Italy Germany United Kingdom France...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Safety (23 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: The Government continues to engage with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the development of its strategic regulatory transformation programme, Regulating our Future, which aims to design a tailored and proportionate system of regulation for food and feed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2020 that reflects relative risk, reinforces accountability and delivers more for public health....

Serious Fraud Office — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Kirsten Oswald: ...money. There is also a great deal of interest in the failure of the regulatory system to prevent harm in response to the whistleblowing by Mr Patellis. The information he provided appears to have been simply ignored by the FSA for many months. In a recent report on a complaint by Mr Patellis, the Complaints Commissioner referred to an internal memo within the FSA, acknowledging that there...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Microplastics: Seas and Oceans (1 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been monitoring the scientific evidence concerning the occurrence and effects of microplastics in seafood. On the basis of current information, the FSA considers it is unlikely that the presence of the low levels of microplastic particles that have been reported to occur in certain types of seafood would cause harm to consumers. The FSA will continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (20 Jan 2017)

George Eustice: Official veterinarians (OVs) from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are present in all approved slaughterhouses in England and take a prompt, proportionate and risk based approach to enforcement action when animal welfare breaches are identified. The numbers of these cases identified by the FSA for the period from April 2014 to June 2016 were published on the FSA website in August 2016...

Equine Welfare Standards - Question for Short Debate (11 Jan 2017)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...the noble Baroness, Lady Masham, raised. Regardless of whether there is CCTV in slaughterhouses there are clear legal obligations on all operators to have appropriate monitoring procedures in place for all slaughter operations. Of course, official veterinarians of the FSA are present during slaughter operations to monitor and enforce animal health and welfare regulations. The point the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Waste (19 Dec 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) worked with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Defra in 2010 to produce guidance to industry on best practice in the application of date labels on food. WRAP has also worked with retailers and manufacturers through the Courtauld Commitment to help improve labelling. Defra published data labelling guidance in 2011. WRAP has made significant...


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