Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 20 September 2017

20 September 2017
At its formal Board meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed the FSA’s preparations for the UK’s exit from the European Union; the FSA’s programme to drive improvements in animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses in England and Wales; and the FSA’s review of food withdrawal and recall processes.

FSA Board Meeting: 20 September 2017

20 September 2017
Today's open Board meeting webcast has now finished. It was being chaired by Food Standards Agency Chair Heather Hancock. It will be available as a video-on-demand within the next few days.

New appointments to the FSA Board

20 September 2017
The Food Standards Agency has announced three new appointments to the FSA Board. Laura Sandys will serve as Deputy Chair, and Mary Quicke and Stuart Reid will serve as Members for three year terms ending in 2020.

Ensuring the safe production of meat

19 September 2017
Following media reports about practices in slaughterhouses, we are clarifying the role of our teams in ensuring that meat is produced safely.

FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

18 September 2017
The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities for the year 2016/17. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the UK.

Update on Fipronil in Eggs

14 September 2017
We continue to trace the distribution of eggs from farms in the Netherlands and Belgium affected by Fipronil.

FSA welcomes Adam Halal Foods fine

11 September 2017
Adam Halal Foods Ltd of Nechelles, Birmingham has been ordered to pay more than £68,000 after being convicted of five charges relating to failures of hygiene controls at their premises.