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FSA 22-09-13 Performance and Resources report Quarter 1 2022 to 2023

Executive Summary of our quarter 1 2022 to 2023 performance

It has been a challenging start to 2022 to 2023 given the global uncertainty, however we had a number key deliverables from quarter 1, as highlighted in the key metrics.

Last updated: 30 August 2022

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Our key deliverables:

  • working with Food Standards Scotland we have launched ‘The Food Standards Annual Report’. The first in a series of reports due to be published annually, as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and so that key stakeholders, remain aware of the changes and challenges to our food system.​
  • we have established a new regulatory services function to reduce delays and meet statutory service deadlines in considering regulated products applications. We have also scoped an external review of the novel foods regulatory framework and are due to launch an invitation to tender in September 2022.​
  • as part of our risk analysis process and regulated products service we have revoked the Fukushima regulations with all associated controls removed and published the CBD list with preparations underway to issue a consultation on amendments to the Retained EU Law for edible insects.​
  • for the Priority Programmes ABC and Operational Transformation, we have secured 5 partnerships to progress to trial stage following a successful event with 10 Large Retailers. Established a review of the concept and content of the ‘big 3’ food aggregator platform’s Food Safety Charter as part of our online assurance for ABC. We have also undertaken 34 audits since the segmentation pilot launched in June 2022​
  • in evolving our capability and capacity, we have successfully completed all our key deliverables for the quarter which included phase 1 of the Governance review. ​

77% trust the FSA (+2% increase) out of those that have some knowledge about the FSA, to ensure food is safe and what it says it is. 

92% are confident (+2% increase) that the food they buy is safe to eat.

86% are confident (+3% increase) the information on food labels is accurate.

51,100 unrated businesses as at 31 March 2022, 26,000 fewer than 31 March 2021. 

1 Local Authority escalated through the escalation process. 

£0.4 million 2002 to 2023 total underspend to date. 

315 + individuals joined the FSA over a 12 month period from June 2021 to June 2022.

82% full meat audit completion (0% points higher than quarter 4)

98.9% (increase of 0.02 points from quarter 4) meat food business owner premises rated 'Good' or 'Generally satisfactory'.

28 food crime successes including 2 case file submitted for consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service. 

96.4% interventions achieved at category-A rated establishments for hygiene as at 31 March 2022, slightly below our target of 100%.

80.3% interventions achieved at category-B rated establishments for hygiene as at 31 March 2022 (target of 100% by 30 June 2022).​