The FSA’s National Food Crime Unit has launched a new tool to help food businesses assess their vulnerability to food crime.
The Food Fraud Resilience Self-Assessment Tool guides food business owners and employees through a series of questions designed to help them identify the risk to their business from food crime and outlines steps that they can take to mitigate this. Businesses can complete this anonymously or choose to share their details with the FSA to receive tailored advice and support.
Darren Davies, Head of the National Food Crime Unit, said:
The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for the food industry, but we know the damage food crime can do both to a business’s reputation and to consumer health. While the UK has some of the safest and most authentic food in the world, it’s as important as ever for businesses to remain vigilant to the threat posed by criminals. Vulnerability can exist at any place along the route from farm through to fork so I would encourage businesses of all size across the industry to make use of this free tool.