Tag Archives: Heather Hancock

Allergen laws boost confidence in eating out

People who suffer from food allergies have greater confidence when eating out of home since the introduction of new EU laws, a survey has found. In December 2014, EU legislation was introduced requiring retailers of non-prepacked foodstuffs to provide customers with information relating to the presence of 14 specified allergens including peanuts, milk and cereals…
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Pensions expert to lead FSA

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed a new chief executive to replace outgoing leader Catherine Brown. Jason Feeney stepped up from his role as chief operating officer on April 11. He joined the FSA in January 2015 having worked in a variety of senior government roles since the 1980s, notably involving pensions and benefits.…
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FSA boss calls for new laws on hygiene ratings for England

Food Standards Agency chair Heather Hancock urged ministers to approve new regulations that will require businesses to display their food hygiene ratings. “Displaying your FHRS [food hygiene rating scheme] sticker has been mandatory in Wales since 2013,” she explained. “In Northern Ireland, it became the law in the last week. It isn’t a legal obligation…
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