As a charity and professional body that is independent of government, industry and any other organisation, IFST is in a prime position to provide impartial, science-based information. Through responses to formal consultations, we provide perspectives to Governments and other bodies seeking sound independent viewpoints. In addition, we develop proactive policy positions in areas of priority for IFST and its members.
IFST Response to FSA / FSS review of ‘guidance on the safety and shelf-life of vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled foods with respect to non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum’ in relation to the shelf-life of chilled fresh beef, lamb and pork.
Response to EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain consultation on the draft scientific opinion health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels
EC consultation on the Commission Regulation permitting the use of Listex™ P100 for the reduction of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat products of animal origin. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3512172/feedback/F4932_en
WRAP consultation on date labelling (submitted online - summary document on request)
Response to FSA Regulating Our Future paper - FIY https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/43447/ifst-fsa-regulating-future-programme/
Food priorities post general election (page 29) - issue 17.8 https://foodanddrinknetwork-uk.co.uk/bookshelf/