Rooker to step down as FSA chair in 2013

Rooker to step down as FSA chair in 2013

Jeff Rooker has confirmed that he will step down from his post as chair of the Food Standards Agency in July next year.

Rooker to depart after his four-year contract expires.

Rooker said: ‘When I joined the FSA I said that I was excited to be joining an organisation that puts sound science at the heart of what it does and places the interests of consumers first. I am proud that we have stayed true to those principles. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the FSA but wanted to be clear now that I will step down when my current contract ends.

“We are working closely with the Scottish Government on their goal to create a new food body for Scotland. That process will take some time, but it is vital that the interests of consumers in Scotland continue to be protected during the transition. I will ensure that happens.
Jeff Rooker joined the Food Standards Agency on a four year contract in July 2009. The appointment is made by the Secretary of State for Health and details of the recruitment process for a new chair for the Agency will be published in the New Year.

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