Food hygiene & food safety

Venue Committee Room 3, House of Lords

Speakers: Lord Rooker, Chair of the Food Standards Agency, and Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
 

At this meeting, members of the Forum discussed food hygiene and food safety against the background of Government efforts to cut “red tape”. The guest speakers were: Lord Rooker, Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), and Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Lord Rooker suggested that red tape is not a major problem in the area of food hygiene legislation and said the FSA has already simplified its guidance in this area of policy. As a result of the "red tape challenge" the FSA is now consulting food safety in village halls and the food safety requirements faced by childminders, but it will not change policy in these areas without evidence to justify reform. Graham Jukes spoke about the implications for food hygiene and food safety of Local Authority budget cuts
 

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