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Food Standards Agency

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL11060, tabled on 26 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources available to the Food Standards Agency to prepare for any additional responsibilities it may assume post-Brexit.

Answered on

6 November 2018

The Government has provided £14 million of funding in 2018/19 to support the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) workstreams relating to the consequences of leaving the European Union, to help the FSA ensure there is a robust regulatory system in place to guarantee food safety, expand the National Food Crime Unit and deliver replacements for EU programmes which carry out food safety risk management functions.