Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Sections on the environment, food and farms, rural and countryside matters and wildlife and pets.
Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI)
The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) provides 'independent reassurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers.'
EU Food Safety - from the farm to the fork
Comprehensive EU food safety site covering issues and legislation about animal health & welfare and plant health.
Federation of Bakers
The Federation of Baker represents 'the interests of UK companies baking - sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.' The site includes the history of bread, statistics and factsheets about the baking industry.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Find here country profiles and a link to statistical databases for statistics on land use, food production and trade. Click on 'Publications' for a link to the FAO Corporate Document Repository for full-text FAO papers, reports and other publications.
Food and Drink Federation
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) represents the food and drink manufacturing industry in the UK. Select 'The Industry' and then 'Food Sectors' for information about different the types of manufacturers.
Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was set up by the government to safeguard the public's interests in food matters. It has links to information on all the major current food issues: safety and hygiene, enforcement of food law, food industries and GM foods plus food science/research news and reports.
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
The IFST is a professional body for food scientists and technologists. Click on S&T Resources for FAQs on subjects such as food packaging, food safety, nutrition, additives and food science and to find links to organisations in the UK and the rest of the world.
Love British Food
Founded by the organisers of British Food Fortnight to provide consumers, retailers, caterers and schools with a definitive one-stop-shop of advice on everything they need to know about the diverse and delicious range of food that Britain produces.
The Organic Research Centre - Elm Farm
The business of Elm Farm Research Centre is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, man and his environment. Information and reports about organic farming from one of the major organic research organisations.
UK Food Group
The UK Food Group (UKFG) is a UK network for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on global food and agriculture issues. It promotes sustainable and equitable food security policies. The site includes news, events and publications.
United Kingdom Tea Council
All about the history of tea, tea growing and blending, types of tea plus links to the Tea Council and specific companies and industries involved in the tea trade.
Very comprehensive site on all aspects of wine including a weekly round-up of tips from UK wine columnists, vintage charts, a guide to the world's wine regions, a wine glossary etc.
World Health Organization: Biotechnology (GM Foods)
Information and reports on genetically modified foods from WHO.
World Health Organization: Food Safety
Information and full-text reports on all aspects of food safety: microbiological and chemical risks, biotechnology and nanotechnology, food borne disease and a link to the Codex Alimentarius (food standards).