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Food Standards Agency publishes five-year strategy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its new five-year strategy. According to the FSA, the strategy reflects the FSA’s greater responsibilities following the departure of the UK from the EU and takes into account the growing public concern about health and climate change. The FSA chief executive states that “leaving the EU has changed the FSA’s role. We have taken on new functions, like approving new types of food that come on sale here and setting rules for checks of imported food. Today the FSA therefore plays a more critical role than ever in supporting governments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on matters relating to food. The strategy commits us to put consumer interests at the heart of our work so that food is safe and what it says it is as well as being healthier and more sustainable.”.

The FSA’s new strategy sets out how, over the next five years, it will continue to lead the way on food safety and authenticity, so consumers can be confident that the food they buy is safe and what it says it is. You can read the strategy in full here.