FSA publishes speech by its Chief Executive on Brexit and coronavirus (COVID-19)

FSA publishes speech by its Chief Executive on Brexit and coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a transcript of the speech given by its Chief Executive, Emily Miles, to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Food Safety Conference. The speech largely concentrated on the impacts of Brexit and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the speech, Miles explains that the FSA has developed a Local Authority Recovery Roadmap to help local authorities identify the highest risk food businesses while gradually returning to business as normal following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Miles also reflects on the UK’s departure from the EU, noting the steps taken to adapt or take on work previously done by EU including that the expected increase in food crime has not materialised.

The FSA’s Achieving Business Compliance (ABC) programme is also mentioned by Miles, who explained that despite it not being a massive regulatory overhaul, it will ‘change the way we and local authorities get assurance that businesses are meeting their responsibilities’.

Source: 'COVID-19, EU Exit, and Future Food Strategies' - address to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

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