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Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Labelling (16 Sep 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...the United Kingdom who carry out checks of food businesses in their area to ensure compliance with food safety, traceability and labelling requirements. To support this, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) makes funding available to UK Enforcement Authorities for sampling and surveillance of food to help ensure risk-based, targeted checks on food products throughout the food chain. The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food Standards Agency (21 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: ...Wales and currently employs 439 Meat Hygiene Inspectors for the purposes of official control inspection activities. Further detail regarding the number of inspectors employed is a matter for the FSA.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food: Origin Marking (11 Jul 2016)

George Eustice: .... Local Trading Standards Authorities have an enforcement role with respect to ensuring that general food labelling rules are complied with. The main role for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in combatting misleading labelling of food is to provide assistance and resources to UK local authorities. To support this, the FSA makes funding available to UK Enforcement Authorities for sampling...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Fraud (9 Jun 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...councils. These local authorities are also responsible for taking enforcement action, including prosecutions, where non-compliance is found. Data are reported to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the number of food and drink analyses undertaken in relation to compositional issues and labelling and presentation issues: 23,599 analyses were undertaken in 2014/15, 16,899 for compositional...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Hygiene (8 Jun 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Currently it is voluntary for food businesses in England to display their hygiene rating. The FSA has been monitoring the impact of mandatory display of ratings at food outlets in Wales. The Government will consider this evidence carefully once it is available.

Severe Anaphylactic Shock - Question (26 May 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...noble Baroness in sending best wishes to Paul Wilson’s family after that tragic accident. That occurred in January 2014 and the new regulations came into effect in December 2014. Research by the FSA shows that there have been great improvements with food allergies since this law came in. It is up to local authorities to make sure, through their food standards operatives, that...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Chernobyl (26 May 2016)

Oliver Letwin: The Civil Contingencies Secretariat does not make assessments of the current levels of radioactive contamination existing in upland areas across the UK. However, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) coordinates a report on radiological monitoring across the UK on behalf of Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Natural Resource Wales and Northern...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Hygiene (11 May 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. The FSA has been monitoring the impact of mandatory display of ratings at food outlets in Wales and will look closely at the evidence from this. It is anticipated that proposals will be presented to the Government by the end of the year.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Hygiene (5 May 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Ratings are published on the FSA’s website (and are available via smart phone apps), and there is open access to the data so that others may use it. Food businesses are also given stickers and are encouraged to display these at their premises where consumers can easily see them.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Meat: Imports (25 Apr 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...(all consignments must also be pre-notified prior to arrival). Whilst the United Kingdom imports little in the way of processed meat[1] from non-EU (third) countries the Food Standards Agency (FSA) did undertake a two month sampling programme starting on the 4 March 2013 on bovine meat and meat products presented for import from third countries at UK borders to test for traces of horse...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Food: Testing (21 Apr 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) collects sampling data from local authorities on an annual basis. Food standards sampling is the responsibility of county councils, unitary authorities, the London Boroughs and some but not all metropolitan borough councils. Sampling for food standards covers analyses for chemical (other) contamination, composition, and labelling and presentation. Sampling...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Appointment of Financial Conduct authority chief executive (19 Apr 2016)

Andrew Tyrie: ...the protection that we wanted. The FCA needs a strong and demonstrably independent chief executive, accountable to Parliament. It endured a difficult birth and struggled to emerge from the rubble of the failed FSA. Some of its best staff have been poached by the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Bank and the private sector, and it has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Campylobacter (4 Apr 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Although progress continues to be made, the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) agreed target with industry to reduce the numbers of the most contaminated birds at the end of slaughter to less than 10% by 2015 was not met. However, given the interventions expected to come on stream within industry, the FSA Board agreed to roll the target to 2016, when it is expected that the target will be...

Written Answers — Department of Health: National Food Crime Unit (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...investigative interventions by law enforcement partners and local authorities to identify and disrupt specific instances of food crime. At the end of this year, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) will review progress on food crime, in line with Professor Elliott’s recommendations following the horsemeat incident. This review will inform decision-making about the Unit’s future...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: The Food Standards Agency's Triennial Review of Six Scientific Advisory Committees - Final Report (24 Mar 2016)

Jane Ellison: On 10 September 2015, I announced (HCSW183) the commencement of the triennial review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the six Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) for which the FSA is the sole or lead sponsor. The six Committees are: the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF); the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF); the Advisory Committee on...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Slaughterhouses: Veterinary Services (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: In 2014/15 the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) full cost normal time hourly charge rate for an Official Veterinarian (OV) in Great Britain was 37.30. Discounts are applied to FSA charges and as a consequence the average hourly rate of charge for an OV was 16.81. The range of normal time hourly rates charged for FSA OVs in Great Britain in 2014/15 was 0.00 to 37.30.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Caffeine: Children (22 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised us that the safety of caffeine has been reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority, which specified a level of caffeine for children and adolescents which does not raise safety concerns. For a 10-year-old child this is equivalent to the amount of caffeine in one 250 ml can of high caffeine drink. The FSA does not collect data on the sale of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Aspartame (15 Feb 2016)

Jane Ellison: We are advised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that aspartame is permitted in all European Union Member States. It is also permitted in those countries aligned to EU legislation participating in the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association. Aspartame has also been evaluated for safety by The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and provisions for its use are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Game: Lead (15 Feb 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...unlikely to be a significant source of exposure for the majority of consumers but recognises that it may be a significant additional contribution for frequent consumers and vulnerable groups. The FSA has advised that those consuming high levels of such game should reduce their intake, especially vulnerable consumers such as children and pregnant women. The FSA is considering what further...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 - Financial Conduct Authority (11 Feb 2016)

Rob Marris: ...of interests and so on. There is someone on the FCA board, Jane Platt—she also joined in April 2013—who is the chief executive of National Savings and Investments. Sir Brian Pomeroy, CBE, joined the FSA board in November 2009. I think that he may still be on the FCA website. The FSA was abolished because it was, shall we say, pretty useless. Private Eye, correctly in my mind,...


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