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 about 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.
We may also analyse this information along with other information we hold about you and information we have obtained from public and/or private sources for the purpose of helping us evaluate risk. We do this in line with the exercise of official authority vested in us under the Food Standards Act and the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
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. We may also share the data as part of risk evaluation and analysis with public bodies or private organisations, such as Trading Standards and Port Health Authorities, for the same reasons.
We use or work with contractors and other third-party service providers, such as IT service providers, who will process your personal data on our behalf. These third parties can only process your personal data on our instruction or with our agreement for specific purpose to enable us to maintain, improve and provide our services in order to fulfil our statutory obligations and tasks carried out in the public interest.
You have a right to see the information we hold on you. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to have it corrected. You may have other rights, including the the right to restrict processing and the right to object to processing. If you wish to exercise any of your rights or raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.
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).
Our Data Protection Officer in the FSA is the Information Management and Security Team Leader who can be contacted at the following email address.