The FSA plays a key role in the EU, representing the UK's interests in terms of food safety. As part of the current debate on Europe, the Agency has issued a Europe-themed issue of its Bite magazine.
It includes an outside view on the importance of science and evidence in risk management and an inside view on the FSA’s relationship with the European Food Safety Authority.
For anyone with a broader interest in the EU, there’s an overview article on the EU institutions responsible for food safety and how the FSA interacts with them.
Details are provided of the UK Government's 'review of the balance of competences' – an audit of what the EU is responsible for and how it impacts on the UK.
In addition, the magazine opens its pages to consumer, food industry and farming representatives, and includes ‘third country’ Canada’s view of the EU.There’s a lot to chew over, but I believe that this issue of Bite will help provide a food safety context to the ongoing discussions on the EU.