Why we need it
The Food Standards Agency is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data provided to us. The personal information we hold on you consists of the name and address of your business. The Food Standards Agency obtains this information from your local authority.
We need to collect this information for the purposes of fulfilling our statutory obligations under retained EU regulations. These details are required to be published. We will not collect any personal data which we do not need.
What we do with it
We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions, and in line with our retention policy. This means this information will be retained for as long as a business remains registered and/or approved as a GB Representative. Historical lists of registered and/or approved businesses are retained for 6 years.
How and where we store your data and who we may share it with
For more information, please see the How and where we store your data and who we may we share it with section in our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on international transfers, please see the International transfers section in our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on EU Citizens Privacy Notice, please see the EU citizens section in our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on your rights, please see the Your rights section in our Personal Information Charter.
If you have any queries concerning this Personal Information Charter, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Protection Officer in the FSA, who is the Information Management and Security Team Leader using the address below.