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FSA and FSS call for immediate action to address vet workforce challenges

FSA Chief Executive Emily Miles gave evidence to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) yesterday (12 March 2024) setting out the urgent need to address the shortage of vets and, together with FSS, highlighting the need for action to significantly improve recruitment and retention of Official Veterinarians across the UK.

FSA publishes refreshed Wild Game Guidance

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Wild Game Guidance has been revised following public consultation and a need to provide clarification on retained EU regulations.

Update for businesses on CBD novel food applications

The FSA has issued a provisional list of CBD products on sale in England and Wales that can remain on the market because an application for safety assessment has been submitted to the FSA. These applications are making initial progress through the novel foods authorisation process and can therefore remain on sale until a decision on their authorisation has been made.


Business guidance

Vineyard categorisations

The involvement of the FSA in your vineyard varies, depending on the category your vineyard is placed under. 

CBD products linked to novel food applications

The list of CBD food products on sale in England and Wales which have a credible application for authorisation with the FSA. We are advising that products not on the list should be removed from sale.