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FSA sets out 2014 science priorities

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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.

Related topics: Legislation, Food safety and labelling