UK food safety enforcers have warned MEPs that the planned European Food Authority must have teeth. Speaking at a briefing session in Brussels for MEPs organised by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH president David Purchon said: "We would hope the EFA will not be just another layer of bureaucracy, and will instead concentrate on ensuring that existing and proposed legislation is properly enforced," he said. Professor Hugh Pennington added: "It should be the prime responsibility of any food body to address the many millions who suffer illnesses across Europe each year and the damage to consumer confidence." {{NEWS }}