Geoffrey Podger started off as he means to go on last week when he attended a meeting of the Food Forum ­ a local West London food group. He told members the FSA was committed to greater transparency and developing more dialogue with food organisations and consumers. He said: "MAFF has not had a good reputation for being open and transparent on food issues but the FSA is going to change this. We will be consulting the public, food organisations and local authorities in the forum of debate and feedback to help us make decisions and shape policy." He said the FSA would be developing an interactive website to encourage feedback and would be looking to raise the standard of food hygiene with possible training schemes. {{NEWS }}