December 1, 1990. Renewed calls have been made for the government to form an independent food agency. The new organisation would have the capability of monitoring regulations and co-ordinating inspections, and would also enforce and audit the activities of MAFF, Janet Graham of the UK Consumers in the European Community Group told a Farming for Consumers' conference this week. She admitted there had been some recent improvements in communication between the two ministries on food safety and nutrition but claimed: "A lack of accountability remains." {{COUNTERPOINT }}