Food Standards Agency Food Standards Agency

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FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY

Department

Food Standards Agency

Chair

Tim Bennett

Chief Executive

Catherine Brown

Classification

Non Ministerial Department

Contact Details

Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH
Phone: 020 7276 8000
Email: helpline@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

WebSite: www.food.gov.uk/

Overview

The Food Standards Agency's main aim is to protect people's health and the interest of the consumer in relation to food. The FSA is responsible for food safety and hygiene, working with businesses to help them produce safe food and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.

Established by the Food Standards Act 1999. The Chair Rt Hon Lord Jeff Rooker left in July 2013 and an interim Chair is in place (Tim Bennett) until a full time replacement is recruited. Catherine Brown became CE in October 2012. CE remuneration is for Oct 12 to Mar 13 and includes salary, performance related pay, pension and travel.

PB13 Entry FULL
PB Reform
Regulatory Function Yes
Chairs Remuneration (p.a. unless otherwise stated)
Chief Executive / Secretary Remuneration 140, 0000 - 145,000
Public Meetings Yes
Public Minutes Yes
Register of Interests Yes
Ombudsman PHSO
Last Annual Report 2012-13
Last Review 2013
Audit Arrangements NAO
OCPA Regulated Yes

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