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Andy Morling, the Head of the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), has been in post since March 2015. In his first few months he has been focusing on refining the function of the NFCU to maximise its ability to identify and mitigate food crime threats to consumers. Here he responds to questions about the activities of the new unit.
Susan Jebb OBE, Professor of Diet & Population Health in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, responds to questions on the impact of salt in the diet on health. Professor Jebb is Chair the DH Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network which develops voluntary agreements with industry to improve the food environment.

Professor Judith Buttriss, Director General of the British Nutrition Foundation, responds to questions on the role of sugars in diet and health.

Dave Baines, IFST representative on the MChemA committee, and Jane McLauchlin, RSC Registration Officer for the MChemA, comment on the likely impact of the changes recommended in the Elliott Review on the ability of the Public Analyst Scientific Services to deliver an effective food safety service.

Martha Collison, quarter finalist in the BBC’s Great British Bake Off at the age of 17, is an A-level student in Year 13 studying Food Technology, Maths and Chemistry. She spoke to Melanie Brown about the Bake Off and her plans for the future.



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