Business compliance and enforcement research

The business compliance and enforcement research programme aims to evaluate the mechanisms by which food businesses gain knowledge of food law requirements and how they apply it to their business, and to study how food law is enforced.

The programme also aims to identify the most effective approaches and provide robust information to help direct enforcement resources to where they are likely to offer the best outcome in terms of consumer protection.

This programme will be looking at the particular difficulties that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food industry have in keeping up to date with food law requirements. It will also look at, and evaluate, effective enforcement approaches for SMEs.