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Improving regulation in food manufacturing

Help the government identify what are the problems in how regulation is enforced for small businesses in food manufacture.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The first review theme for the government’s Focus on Enforcement campaign is now up and running. It focuses on how enforcement of regulation can be improved, reduced or done differently.

For the next five weeks, small businesses in food manufacturing are invited to share their experiences of working with national regulators and local authorities. This can include:

  • Dealing with paperwork.
  • Inspections.
  • Advice from regulators you come into contact with.

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said:

“Focus on Enforcement gives small businesses in food manufacturing the chance to make a real difference to the way regulators visit, inspect and advise and enforce the law.

“I want all small businesses involved in food manufacture, and those that advise and assist them, to visit the site and tell us their views.”

Businesses in other sectors also have the chance to make a real difference to the way regulators do their work in their area.

If you are in a different business sector and would like to suggest we look at how enforcement in your area of business could be improved, you can also share your ideas, and the best suggestions will guide ministers in prioritising future reviews.

Published 1 May 2012