Food Standards Agency

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources available to the Food Standards Agency to prepare for any additional responsibilities it may assume post-Brexit.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has provided £14 million of funding in 2018/19 to support the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) workstreams relating to the consequences of leaving the European Union, to help the FSA ensure there is a robust regulatory system in place to guarantee food safety, expand the National Food Crime Unit and deliver replacements for EU programmes which carry out food safety risk management functions.

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