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FSA sets out 2014 science priorities


The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has outlined its science and evidence priorities for the coming year, including research into food safety, food allergy, and diet and health-related work.

The plan puts forward the FSA’s priority activities for the year ahead, including areas for research funding and workshops.

The proposed activities cover:

  • microbiological food safety, including campylobacter, listeria and norovirus
  • a range of issues related to food hygiene policy
  • chemical safety of food, including inorganic contaminants, additives, novel and emerging technologies, risk assessment of mixtures
  • food allergy and intolerance
  • effective risk-based enforcement and compliance, including on food authenticity, internet selling of food
  • diet and health related-work funded by the FSA in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • cross-cutting work in the social sciences

The full plan is available to download here .

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