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Food Standards Act 1999

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8Acquisition and review of information

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(1)The Agency has the function of obtaining, compiling and keeping under review information about matters connected with food safety and other interests of consumers in relation to food.

(2)That function includes (among other things)—

(a)monitoring developments in science, technology and other fields of knowledge relating to the matters mentioned in subsection (1);

(b)carrying out, commissioning or co-ordinating research on those matters.

(3)That function shall (without prejudice to any other relevant objectives) be carried out with a view to ensuring that the Agency has sufficient information to enable it to take informed decisions and to carry out its other functions effectively.

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