Food watchdog must be paid for by taxpayer

14 May 1998

Food watchdog ‘must be paid for by taxpayer’

FOOD safety is so important that its “fundamentally wrong” of Government to expect industry to fund the Food Standards Agency, a conference heard today (Thursday).

Expressing his personal view, Roger Manley, deputy chairman of the Food Advisory Committee, said the notion that Government must abide by its pre-election promise and not increase taxes to fund the FSA was absurd.

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