• FSA hopes to strengthen food crime unit

    29 days ago - By Food Safety

    The Food Standards Agency is asking for feedback on plans to seek stronger powers for the National Food Crime Unit .
    The NFCU tackles serious, organized, or complex cases of fraud within food supply chains, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The agency was leading or supporting 36 operations at the end of the third quarter in 2021. The 2022/23 budget for the unit is £5.8 million .
    The theory is that enhanced capability would enable the NFCU to more effectively detect and investigate food crime. Proposed powers listed in the 12-week consultation include the ability to apply for...
    Read more ...