The FSA has published its Annual Report for 2006/07, outlining what the Agency has done during the year to protect public health and consumers’ interests in relation to food.
The key parts of the report reflect the Agency’s strategic priorities: food safety, eating for health, and choice, giving details of work in each of these areas.
In relation to food safety, the report mentions the 19.2% reduction in foodborne illness between 2001 and 2006 (which equates to about 1.5 million fewer people suffering from foodborne
illness), food hygiene initiatives such as ‘Safer food, better business’, and food incidents.
On eating for health, the report focuses on issues such as salt reduction work and nutrient profiling in relation to Ofcom restrictions on the advertising of food and drinks to children.
The report also describes some key areas of work in relation to choice, including ‘traffic light’ labelling, the Agency’s Consumer Attitudes Survey and guidance on allergy labelling.