The review will be carried out within the FSA’s resources. This will take place under the oversight of a steering group, made up of three external experts, representing law enforcement, consumers and industry.
At today’s Board meeting, Chairman Heather Hancock announced that the steering group members will be:
- David Kenworthy QPM DL (current Chair of UK Anti Doping and former Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police)
- Richard Lloyd (former Executive Director at Which?)
- Paul Willgoss (Director, Food Technology at Marks and Spencer).
Heather Hancock said “I am delighted that David, Richard and Paul will be bringing their expertise to this review, building on the insight we have gathered from Phase One of the NFCU. We are at a critical stage in deciding what structures, people, skills and resources are needed to achieve specific goals for tackling food crime, and giving the public the protection they expect. I know that all three review members will provide rigour, challenge and independence in the process and we look forward to receiving their conclusions later this year."
The review team is aiming to produce a draft report for discussion at the FSA’s Board meeting in mid-November. The FSA Director responsible for the project will be Rod Ainsworth, Director of Legal and Regulatory Strategy.