About FSA in Northern Ireland

The FSA in Northern Ireland is responsible for devolved matters relating to food safety, standards, nutrition and dietary health in Northern Ireland. Our offices are based at Clarendon Dock, Belfast.

Roles and responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising Ministers on food safety and standards issues
  • Developing policy and proposing legislation
  • Providing timely and effective responses to food and feed incidents
  • Setting standards and auditing district councils’ food enforcement activities
  • Setting standards and auditing meat hygiene, feedingstuffs, eggs and milk enforcement by DARD
  • Encouraging food producers and caterers to reduce the levels of saturated fat, salt and calories in food products
  • Giving the public advice on diet and nutrition and food safety issues

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