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FSA to hold risk analysis and UK food authorisation webinars

Registration is now open for our free webinars in November on risk analysis and UK authorisation of substances in food and feed after the Transition Period

From 1 January 2021, new processes will be in place to provide food safety risk advice in the UK. This includes the way certain foods and animal feed products are authorised for the UK market. 

This will particularly impact those wanting to apply for the authorisation of regulated products such as food and feed additives, flavourings, genetically modified foods or food contact materials.  

Phil Flaherty, Head of Risk Analysis and Trade Policy Unit, FSA said: 

‘From 1 January 2021 the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) will take over responsibility from European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission for carrying out risk analysis. The FSA and FSS will make recommendations to Ministers on whether to authorise certain food and animal feed products, as well as any new products or processes for the UK market where this is required by legislation.  

‘These webinars will explain how the risk analysis process will operate and what businesses will need to do to apply for regulated product authorisation in the UK from 2021 onwards.’  

Those with an interest in this area can sign up for one of two dates: 

  • Thursday 12 November 2020 (9.30-11.00 GMT) 

  • Monday 16 November 2020 (14.00-15.30 GMT)  

A full programme is available on our registration site

The event is free to attend. Register now to guarantee your place.