The aim of the review was to advise the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Secretary of State for Health, and also industry on issues which impact upon consumer confidence in the authenticity of food products.
On 4 June 2013 the Secretary of State announced that Professor Chris Elliott, Director of the Global Institute for Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast, was to lead an independent review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks.
The aim of the review was to advise on issues which impact upon consumer confidence in the authenticity of food products, including any systemic failures in food supply networks and systems of oversight with implications for food safety and public health; and to make recommendations.
Professor Elliott published his final report on 4 September 2014
The interim report was published in December 2013. Professor Elliott’s final report will be published by Spring 2014.
Terms of reference
Calls for evidence
We invited the public, and all those involved in food supply (and the way that food supply is regulated) to give us their views on issues including those which affect consumer confidence. This call for evidence closed on 7 August 2013. A summary of the responses to the call for evidence is available.
Notes of meetings
Negotiations on the Proposed EU Regulation on Official Controls