From a snowy launch in Bluewater Shopping Centre to being mentioned on Coronation Street, here's the highlights of the first 10 years of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme from Catriona Stewart, Head of Compliance and Standards Unit.
As the FSA marks 20 years since its foundation, Steve Wearne, who has been with the agency since its inception, reflects on his highlights and milestones from that time which have shaped the food space.
The Food Standards Agency remains cautious and alert to current and future challenges in the food supply chain. Head of the National Food Crime Unit, Darren Davies, shares the work of the unit and the implications of the recent Food Crime Strategic Assessment.
The blog is launched with a history of the FSA and our mission to make sure everybody can trust the food they eat.