Food Standards Agency imminent


22 January 1999


Food Standards Agency imminent


THE establishment of the Food Standards Agency will be announced next Wednesday, alongside proposals for funding the new body.

The government is expected to propose that the £100 million-a-year cost of running the agency should be met largely from an annual levy of £100 on each of the 600,000 shops, hotels, restaurants and other food premises in Britain.

The new agency is taking many of its functions from the Ministry of Agriculture. but will be reporting, when it is set up, to the Ministry of Health.

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