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Food section of RDNA tool updated.


The food section of the RDNA self-assessment tool has been updated to include the competency statements for authorised officers and lead food officers in the Food Law Code of Practice 2015. The supporting food section in the GRIP portal has also been revised. The work was undertaken jointly by Regulatory Delivery (RD) and the Food Standards Agency.

The RDNA tool is an interactive website that enables regulators to identify their own development needs, creating tailored reports on completion of the process for discussion during annual development reviews, while the GRIP portal website guides regulators to resources that can assist in addressing their development needs. Both are key features of the competency programme, led by RD in partnership with the Regulatory Excellence Forum, which comprises 22 professional and representative bodies.

Feedback from local authorities is welcome, particularly in relation to the refreshed food GRIP section, which we are seeking to enhance with further links to relevant resources identified.

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Published 19 April 2016