UK health departments to lead on food safety

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    The health departments will assume responsibility for food policy in Britain under the government's plans to establish a new food standards agency. A white paper this week, The Food Standards Agency: A Force for Change, paves the way for legislation in 1999. It will create an independent agency to protect consumers’ interests in every aspect of food safety, as wellas nutrition.

    The proposed transfer of policy functions from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the Department of Health is …

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