Tag Archives: Anne McIntosh

DEFRA leadership key to long-term UK food security, say MP’s

EXTREME WEATHER events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need DEFRA leadership to guarantee the UK’s long-term food security, say MPs.                           Launching a report on the food production and supply dimensions of food security, Anne McIntosh, Chair…
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Round in circles

WHEN THE government doesn’t know what to do, it tends to call for a review. And that’s exactly what it did after the horse meat scandal, with Professor Chris Elliott heading an “independent review of Britain’s food system”. He’s expected to provide some interim findings next month, but the final report is unlikely to be any time before summer 2014.        …
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‘FSA must be a more effective regulator’ says EFRA Committee report

THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and Rural Affairs Committee yesterday (16th July) revealed the results of the Food Contamination Report, which outlined recommended changes to food regulation legislation in the UK post-horsegate.   It also said that there was confusion around the role of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a result of the horse meat scandal,…
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Breakthrough on code for dairy contracts

THE DAIRY industry will soon have a long-awaited voluntary code of practice.    Arla, the UK's biggest milk processor, announced late last night it would reverse its planned cut price it pays dairy farmers for milk. The company said earlier this month it would need to reduce the price due to a fall in market…
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