Last updated on 10 August 2011
Call for innovative research ideas
The Food Standards Agency is inviting researchers to come up with innovative approaches to answering four key food safety challenges.
The Agency usually issues calls for evidence to address specific research questions, but is piloting this new approach to commissioning research to identify innovative approaches and provide significant leaps forward in addressing our strategic challenges.
Four challenges have been identified:
- ensuring imported food is safe to eat, including early identification of emerging risks
- using novel methods in managing outbreaks of foodborne disease
- improving compliance of food businesses with food safety laws
- obtaining better data on costs to industry that will be used to inform Agency policies
To find out more about these research opportunities, you will need to register as a supplier on the Agency’s electronic tendering system at the link below and search for: 'Food Standards Agency – Strategic challenge on food security'.