The Wine Standards Board has merged with the Food Standards Agency.

Defra said that the merger would simplify and reduce the number of enforcement bodies currently operating. The FSA will now be responsible for enforcing the EU wine regime.

Deirdre Hutton, chair of the FSA, said: “This is good news for the WSB and for us. We are delighted to welcome the team here and we will be working hard to exploit synergies between us.”