Negotiations on the proposed regulation are being taken forward by the United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA)—a non-ministerial government department. Ministers in Her Majesty’s Government have been involved through a ministerial committee in developing the negotiating lines for the FSA and Ministers collectively agreed these negotiating lines. Health Ministers have received a regular update from the FSA on the progress of the negotiations. Details on progress in the negotiations are also notified publicly by way of letters to interested parties. These are available on the FSA website at: www.food.gov.uk/foodlabelling/ull/labellingproposals/.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently conducted a public consultation on front of pack nutrition labelling for pre-packed foods sold through retail outlets, and is currently considering the responses in detail. The matter will be considered by the FSA Board in March 2010, who will then make recommendations to Ministers.