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UK Food Standards Agency changes

The UK government has announced its intention to retain the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with a renewed focus on food safety.

The Department of Health will become responsible for nutrition policy in England, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will become responsible for country of origin labelling and various other types of food labelling not related to food safety, and food composition policies in England.

The Prime Ministerial Statement, as well as the press release from the Department of Health (PDFs).

Lord Rooker, Chair of the FSA: 'Food safety and hygiene have always been at the heart of what the Agency does. They are our top priorities in protecting the interests of consumers.'

Source: FSA

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