Tag Archives: Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Bureaucracy attempts to control measurement uncertainty

The authors of the paper below wrote that they were “encouraged to seek publicly available data that could be analysed to provide a comparison with the inter-laboratory trials we undertook.”  They don’t say who encouraged them, but the UK Food Standards Agency … Continue reading

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What’s the point of a food safety quango that couldn’t save us from eating stallion burgers?

Click through and read what Leo McKinstry has written of the ongoing horse meat crime scandal: What’s the point of a food safety quango that couldn’t save us from eating stallion burgers? A reader’s comment explains how the Food Standards … Continue reading

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A delicious and nutritious failure of regulation and accreditation

Horse meat has been on the menu recently – perhaps for much longer than we realise. Dr Richard North helpfully comments on how this shows the failure of the EU regulatory regime.  Click through and read the posts in his … Continue reading

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Standing on the shoulders of slugs: open or closed protocols?

The inspection cartel pressurises victims into buying goods and services from other accredited companies and checking their certificates regularly.  Ostensibly, this assures quality through traceability.  More importantly, the marketplace coercion ensures growth of ISO accreditation by excluding competitors that would compete … Continue reading

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