city, country :

London, England


+44 020 7276 8829

fax :

+44 020 7276 8829





Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
The FSA provides advice and information to the public and Government on food safety from farm to fork. It also protects consumers through effective food enforcement and monitoring.

* How is the FSA independent?
* How is the FSA structured?
* Who is the FSA accountable to?
* How does the FSA make its decisions?
* Strategy for 2010–2015

What we do:

As a Government department, independent regulator and consumer protection body, we use the best available evidence and work with:

* business from farm to fork to help them keep consumers safe
* local authorities and other food law enforcement bodies to help them take proportionate, timely and resolute action
* consumers to provide reliable and up to date information to help them make safe choices about food

Our values:

Everything we do reflects our vision of Safe food and healthy eating for all:

* putting the consumer first
* openness and independence
* science and evidence-based

Our principles in practice:

As an organisation, employer and as individuals we value:

* honesty, objectivity and integrity
* striving for continuous improvement, efficiency and effectiveness
* diversity, cooperation and respect
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