Search Our Site

We have 2,981,753 registered online learners.
1,711 new learners so far today.

Government to deploy food hygiene police?

schedule 6 years, 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Virtual College in Virtual College

The fate of Wales' food safety standards and how they are monitored is apparently in the hands of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

After first minister Carwyn Jones and e.coli expert professor Hugh Pennington called for a review of the situation, the FSA will now decide whether or not one will be launched, the Western Mail reports.

The change being considered is a conversion to policing standards through centralised law enforcement.

Sharon Mills, the mother of a five-year-old who died during a food-related outbreak of the disease, is concerned budget cuts pose a threat to local health regulations and can see the benefits of the proposed alteration.

"Bringing food inspection duties under one roof will also ensure one standard level of protection rather than varying guidelines between local authorities," she said.

The FSA is committed to adhering to the government of improving public services and making them more user-friendly.

Virtual College logo

Author: Virtual College

The latest training news brought to you by Virtual College.

ISO 9001:2015
Crown Commercial Service Supplier


+44 (0)1943 605 976

Marsel House

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

LS29 8DD

Awards for footer
Gold and silver award winners at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017 - including gold for excellence in the design of learning content.
Live Chat

Click to chat


We launched a new website in February 2017. If you want to go back to a course, or start a course, bought before this date then you may need to login to our original learning management system. Otherwise, please proceed to our new learning management system to return to your training.


You are already logged in. Click the button below to be taken to your LMS dashboard. Alternatively, click logout to leave the system.