This consultation seeks views on the enforcement of rules relating to novel foods for food businesses in England. The aim is to ensure effective, consistent and proportionate enforcement of the new novel foods Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.
The Food Standards Agency is updating its guidance on managing interests and any conflicts of interest for the FSA’s external scientific advisers
The Food Standards Agency is asking for comments on the draft Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (England) Regulations 2018.
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are seeking your views on a proposal which would amend domestic Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) legislation in England and Wales.
A proposal consulted on in 2013 resulted in a revised policy to align FSA authorisation to transport warm (above temperature) meat from domestic ungulates, more closely to the requirements of Regulation No 853/2004.
Amendments to Annex III of Regulation 853/2004 on the handling of offal from animals for human consumption
A new EU regulation, which came into force on 17 November 2014, requires stomachs of ruminants to be scaled or cleaned within the slaughterhouse before they can be transported to another approved food business for handling.
Routine notification of EU legislative change: Directive (EU) 2015/254 (repealing Council Directive 93/5/EEC) on scientific examination of questions relating to food
It is opinion of the FSA that Directive (EU) 2015/254 does not need to be transposed by means of legislation and no action is required to implement the Directive, given that it is a repealing measure for the earlier and now obsolete Directive 93/5/EEC.
We are seeking views on our draft revised guidance for organisers of charity and community food provision about the application of EU food hygiene law. The original guidance was issued in July 2013. It is being revised so it stays relevant and helpful for users.
A summary of responses are available on a European Commission proposal to amend Regulation No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified (GM) food and feed. The proposal would allow the UK and other member states to restrict or ban the use of authorised GM food and feed products for non-safety reasons within their territory.
The FSA has produced a number of draft guidance products designed to increase the safety of food sold over the internet. We welcome your feedback before they are formally launched. Publications cover consumer advice for buying food online, advice to businesses selling food online, guidance for local authorities and Q&A.