Last updated on 12 September 2012
Research call: assurance schemes
The Food Standards Agency is inviting applications to carry out an evaluation of accredited assurance schemes and the extent to which they demonstrate compliance with EU food safety requirements, specifically those relating to imported food.
The research will also explore the results of an FSA-led pilot scheme, which assessed compliance performance between consignments of fresh, perishable fruits and vegetables that were accompanied by certification issued by independently accredited assurance scheme bodies, and those that were not accompanied by such certification. The researchers will then recommend how a new pilot scheme could be introduced.
Applications should be submitted online using our electronic procurement system by 5pm on Thursday 18 October 2012. To find out more about this call for tender, you will need to register as a supplier on the FSA’s electronic tendering system, ePPS, via the link below.