Heather Hancock has been reappointed by Matt Hancock because the chair of the FSA, with the appontment lasting for an additional three years. Heather Hancock will stay Chair of the Meals Normal Company’s (FSA) Board for an additional three years. The reappointment, made by the Secretary of State for Well being and Social Care, Matt Hancock, will run till the tip of March 2022.Heather served as Deputy Chair from October 2015 earlier than being appointed Chair of the Board in April 2016.She mentioned: “I’m delighted to have been re-appointed as Chair of the FSA and I’m trying ahead to realising the formidable plans I set out for the Company once I turned Chairman in 2016. Our preparations for EU Exit have been rigorous and efficient so I really feel assured that, regardless of the end result, folks will proceed to have meals they will belief. We’re additionally three years into our programme to modernise the meals regulatory panorama in England, Wales and Northern Eire and we’re beginning to ship actual change and advantages by our Regulating Our Future programme.“There may be nonetheless work to do to make sure larger safety for public well being, and higher assurance for customers. Allergens, meals requirements, and larger transparency about meals security are simply among the points my Board and I might be targeted on over the subsequent three years. I’d additionally prefer to pay tribute to the FSA workers from throughout all three international locations for his or her extraordinary efforts to ship throughout a really difficult time.”FSA Board member, David Brooks, has additionally been reappointed in his place and can stay a member of the Board till 31 March 2022.The FSA is an impartial Authorities division working throughout England, Wales and Northern Eire to guard public well being and customers’ wider pursuits in meals. The workforce make it possible for meals is secure and what it says it’s. Utilizing scientific experience and affect, the FSA has a method that recognises the rising challenges round meals security, affordability, safety and sustainability. It outlines the aim and duty of the Company, and the roles and tasks of others, in assembly these challenges, so that folks can belief the meals they purchase and eat is secure and trustworthy.
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