Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2018

FSA Board Meeting Paper (FSA 18-06-06), 6 June 2018

ENFORCECMENT – FSA Board Paper: Mid-Point Programme Report – Regulating Our Future

A meeting of the FSA Board will be held on the 20 June 2018. Papers for the meeting have been published. One of the papers, prepared by by Nina Purcell, Director of Regulatory Delivery & Wales relates to ‘Regulating our Future’ programme. A copy of the ‘Summary’ and ‘Introduction’ to the paper is given below.

Mid-Point Programme Report – Regulating Our Future

A copy of the full report is available on this site (click on image). A second document (Appendix 2) is also available. See: Milestones Chart


This paper provides an update on progress made across the Regulating Our Future Programme (ROF) since June 2017 when we published our paper on ‘Why food regulation needs to change and how we are going to do it’. It describes the key changes that will be made to the regulatory regime in time for the UK leaving the EU. It also outlines work that we are doing on other elements of the new regulatory system that we are developing for delivery post EU exit.

The Board is asked to:


The ROF Programme aims to modernise how food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are regulated to check that our food is safe and what it says it is. We are building a system that is dynamic and flexible and can adapt as the global food economy changes and as technology develops in the future. We are doing this so that our system has the sophistication needed to regulate an increasingly diverse food industry and to adapt quickly to changing risks and so that it can respond to changing patterns of food production, trade and consumption when the UK leaves the EU.

In June last year we published our plans to create this modern, risk-based, proportionate, robust and resilient system in ‘Why food regulation needs to change and how we are going to do it’. This paper reports on the progress we have made since then.

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