The Food Standards Agency
Further appointments to the Board of the Food Standards Agency were announced on 2 March 2000. Full details are given in the Press Notice issued by the Department of Health.
Draft regulations were published for consultation in February 2000 as The Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and consequential provisions and savings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000. The Department of Health have issued a Press Release.
The names of the Chairman, Deputy Chair and Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency were announced on 12 January 2000. Full details are given in the Press Notice issued by the Department of Health.
The Food Standards Bill completed its final Parliamentary stages on 8 November
1999 and received Royal Assent on 11 November, becoming the Food
Standards Act 1999. The Act and a set of explanatory
notes have both been published and are available through The
Stationery Office Ltd. The Act provides the legal basis for setting
up the Food Standards Agency, which is expected to be formally established
in the Spring of 2000. A factsheet
briefly setting out the main features of the Act is available.
The Food Standards Bill was introduced in Parliament on 10 June 1999 and published on 11 June, with an earlier version of the explanatory notes. A Regulatory Impact Assessment was also made available.
The draft Bill was published for consultation in January 1999 as
The Food Standards Agency: Consultation on Draft Legislation. A summary of responses to the consultation on the draft Bill is also available.
The draft Bill was drawn up in the light of consultation on the White Paper
The Food Standards Agency: A Force for Change. The White Paper set out plans for a new body to:
- advise the public, Ministers and the food industry.
- monitor the safety and standards of all food for human consumption
- commission scientific research and develop new policies
- co-ordinate and monitor the standards of food law enforcement
A summary of the responses to this consultation was also published. The White Paper followed an earlier report by Professor Philip James for the Prime Minister.
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