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FSA contacts food business about changes to the food business approval process
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • European Union
  • November 2 2011

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently contacted food business operators (FBO) about important changes to the approvals process for establishments that require approval under EU regulations on feed hygeine legislation following recent litigation.


Government announces changes to the Food Standards Agency
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2010

The government has announced plans to re-organise the Food Standards Agency (FSA).


Food Standards Agency issues mandate for change
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2010

Before the recent announcement that the FSA is to lose its food nutrition and healthy eating promotion role in England, the FSA issued recommendations to food manufacturers in a bid to tackle poor diet as a cause of rising obesity and ill health.


FSA: welcomes publication of final front-of-pack labelling report
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • September 2 2009

On 30 July 2009, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a consultation on the issues that, in its view, need to be resolved to produce an integrated and effective approach to front-of-pack (FOP) labelling.


Change4Life advert criticised
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2009

Members of the UK food industry have attacked an advert funded by the UK Department of Health that shows a little girl eating a cake with the strapline, ‘Is a premature death so tempting?’


New guidelines to help food industry communicate safety risk
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2008

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published new guidelines on how it will communicate with both the food industry and the general public during ‘food incidents’.


Junk food TV advertising ban comes into force
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2007

The Office of Communication’s (Ofcom’s) new rules limiting children’s exposure to television advertising for HFSS came into force on 1 April 2007.


Food Standards Agency challenged in court over GM contamination
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2007

A ruling has recently been handed down in the Friends of the Earth (FoE) judicial review against the FSA over its handling of the recent discovery of GMO-contaminated long grain rice unapproved for human consumption in the EU market.


Food Law Regulation new guidance
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • January 1 2007

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued draft non-statutory guidance on the EU’s General Food Law Regulation (1782002) for consultation.


Ofcom bans junk food TV advertising to children
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • January 1 2007

New rules intended to limit children’s exposure to television advertising for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) are due to be introduced this month.