The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data provided to us.
What information we hold
The personal information we hold on you consists of shop (business) name and address.
Where we get this information from
The Food standards agency obtains this information from Public Heath England (PHE).
Why we need it
We need to collect this information as part of a scientific project monitoring the levels of Campylobacter found on whole chickens sold at retail (this is related to one of the FSA’s strategic objectives). We do this in line with the exercise of official authority vested in the FSA in the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. We will not collect any personal data on you 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 that this information will be retained for 7 years from receipt.
All the personal data we process is located on servers within the European Union. Our cloud based services have been procured through the government framework agreements and these services have been assessed against the national cyber security centre cloud security principles.
No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. The Food Standards Agency will sometimes share data with other government departments, public bodies, and organisations which perform public functions to assist them in the performance of their official duties or when it is in the public interest.
You have a right to see the information we hold on you by making a request in writing to the email address below. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to have it corrected. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).