Business compliance & enforcement research
The business compliance and enforcement research programme aims to evaluate the mechanisms by which food businesses gain knowledge of food law requirements and how they apply it to their business, and to study how food law is enforced.
The programme also aims to identify the most effective approaches and provide robust information to help direct enforcement resources to where they are likely to offer the best outcome in terms of consumer protection.
This programme will be looking at the particular difficulties that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry have in keeping up to date with food law requirements. It will also look at, and evaluate, effective enforcement approaches for SMEs.
- A tool to diagnose cultures in food business operators (FBOs)
- Evaluating FSA guidance on cross contamination
- Development of risk-based sampling guidance for enforcement officers (ongoing)
- Evaluation of interventions: Qualitative review of food safety regulatory decision-making
- Segmentation of small and medium-sized food enterprises (ongoing)
- Comparison of assurance schemes in the food sector
- Food safety management evaluation research report
- Survey of food hygiene standards in UK food establishments
- An evaluation of Food Chain Information (FCI) and Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) for all species
- Ante-mortem inspection by official auxiliaries rather than official veterinarians
- Comparison of post-mortem inspection findings of outdoor and indoor fattening pigs
- Outcomes and value of current ante and post-mortem meat inspection tasks including green offal inspection activities
- Poultry post mortem inspection by plant inspection assistants without the permanent presence of official veterinarians
- Review of historic ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection data