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The power of a Whitehouse blog post is unprecedented! A UK Government agency has reversed its policies after reading one of my earlier postings.
The Food Standards Agency has announced that it is reversing its previous decision not to process applications for novel food approvals.
The Agency’s Director of Communications, Stephen Humphreys, tells me: “Your blog on novel foods dossiers was flagged up to me this morning. We’ve reviewed the position and I’m pleased to say that normal service is being resumed. We will therefore be processing novel food applications as normal.”
“However due to the current volume of applications, we are going to advise people that there will be a delay before applications can be checked and formally accepted. We are however working to clear the backlog as quickly as possible. As you noted a significant number of applications do come via us – over the last four years we estimate between […]

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