Food safety social science research
Food safety research investigates areas such as food hygiene, novel foods and emerging technologies.
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
The aim of this project is to assess the impacts of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) and Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS) on consumers, businesses, local authorities, food hygiene compliance and public health; and to assess how and why impacts are occurring.
Wednesday 9 January 2013
The Food Standards Agency has published findings of qualitative and quantitative research looking at consumer attitudes to the labelling of genetically modified (GM) food and the use of 'GM-free' labelling.
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and Food Hygiene Information Scheme – Display of ratings and inspection results at food business premises in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland
Thursday 10 May 2012
The objective of this research was to provide an estimate of the number of businesses voluntarily displaying Food Hygiene Ratings in England and Northern Ireland and Food Hygiene Inspection ‘Pass’ results in Scotland and the reasons why they are/are not displaying them.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
This project will study actual food practices in the domestic kitchen. Researchers seek to record and analyse these practices, and the factors that underlie them, to allow an assessment of their potential impact on food safety.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
The Food Standards Agency Wales has commissioned a small scale quantitative study to investigate Welsh businesses’ display of food hygiene ratings in their premises.
Friday 30 September 2011
FSA commissioned research to determine current behaviour, perception of risk and what messages are needed to encourage safer handling of vegetables. This is following recent outbreaks of E.coli, which have indicated more work may be needed to educate consumers about food safety when handling vegetables.
Tuesday 6 September 2011
During 2010, the Food Standards Agency organised a series of 'citizens’ forums' with the public to ask for their views on current and future meat hygiene controls. These forums took place in Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff, London and York.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
The Agency has published a review of how people manage food safety in their homes and what implications these behaviours could have on their health.
Thursday 21 April 2011
In response to a recommendation by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in its 2010 report on nanotechnologies and food, the Agency commissioned some research on consumer views on the use of nanotechnologies in food and food packaging.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
The report provides recommendations for the best way to systematically assess the operation of the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme / Food Hygiene Information Scheme, and identify their impacts.
Monday 20 December 2010
The national citizens’ forums held by the Food Standards Agency, gave an insight into the views and understanding consumers have of campylobacter; in particular, which interventions would be most acceptable to consumers and to what extent they are desirable.
Thursday 26 November 2009
The Food Standards Agency has published findings of a qualitative research project commissioned to explore public attitudes to genetic modification (GM).