Red tractor embraces public opinion as it revises food standards

UK – Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most inclusive food assurance scheme, has for the first time in its history allowed its 46000 members and the entire supply chain contribute towards its standards revision process, making it the biggest and most transparent consultation ever. The proposals sought to engage as many people as possible across the Red Tractor supply chain to streamline standards, comply with legislation, meet changes in consumer demand, and provide clarity for both farmers and their assessors. The consultation followed a rigorous three-staged process adhering to…

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Professor Susan Jebb appointed as chairperson of UK food safety regulatory body FSA

UK-The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Professor Susan Jebb, the Oxford BRC’s Theme Lead for Obesity, Diet and Lifestyle in 2007 as their new chairperson. FSA is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The appointment was rubber-stamped on 11 June following a hearing at the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee and is valid as from 1 July 2021. She takes over as the permanent…

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