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Encyclopedia > Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food throughout the United Kingdom. A non-ministerial government department is a department or ministry of a government that is not headed by a Government Minister or Government Secretary, and answers directly to a legislature. ... The agencies responsible for the government of the United Kingdom consist of a number of ministerial departments (usually headed by a Secretary of State) and non-ministerial departments headed by senior civil servants. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ...


It was brought into existence in 2000, based on a report by Professor James [1], which followed a number of high profile outbreaks and deaths from foodborne illness. It was felt that it was inappropriate to have one government department, the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, responsible for both the health of the farming and food processing industries, and for food safety. This article is about the year 2000. ... The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK government department, dealing with agriculture, fisheries and food safety. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ...


In February 2005 the agency announced the discovery of the dye Sudan I in Worcester sauce, prompting a mass recall of over 400 products that used the sauce as a flavouring. 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yarn drying after being dyed in the early American tradition, at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... 1900 advertisement Worcestershire sauce (IPA ) also known as Worcester sauce (IPA ) is a widely used fermented liquid condiment. ...


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The Agency is led by a Board that has been appointed to act in the public interest and not to represent particular sectors. Board members have a wide range of relevant skills and experience. The UK headquarters are in London, but the Agency also has national offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Meat Hygiene Service is an Executive Agency of the Food Standards Agency. Novel food - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


The FSA is accountable to Parliament through Health Ministers, and to the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for its activities within their areas.


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