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Food policy
Providing assurance  on food
  1. Peter Hewson
  1. Botvyle Consultants,
    Harrys Corner, All Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 7JN
  1. E-mail: p_hewson{at}

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YOUR editorial comment ‘Providing assurance on food’ on October 26 suggests that the machinery of government changes in 2010 may have affected the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) ability to protect consumers (VR, October 26, 2013, vol 173, p 380). With effective cross-government working, those changes should not be an issue as the FSA is a government department in its own right. Other changes …

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