Food Standards Agency

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her Department's relationship to the Food Standards Agency.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 1 November 2001

DEFRA is responsible for the promotion of sustainable development across government and society at large, both in the UK and internationally, leading the renewal of rural areas and promoting an efficient, competitive and sustainable food chain. The main objective of the Food Standards Agency is to protect public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food, including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied, and otherwise to protect the interests of consumers in relation to food. The two Departments have a close working relationship.

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