Policy paper

Elliott review of the integrity and assurance of food supply networks: government response

Setting out the action being taken by government to strengthen consumer confidence in food and to take action against food fraud.

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



The government response sets out the actions being taken to implement recommendations from the Elliott review final report. The Elliott review addresses the current weaknesses of our food supply networks and suggests measures that can be taken to address them.

In response, we are:

  • setting up a new Food Crime Unit
  • ensuring we have a resilient network of food analytical laboratories to test food consistently
  • improving coordination across government to protect food integrity and tackle food crime

An independent report from the Authenticity Methods Working Group addresses one of the commitments in the government response relating to recommendation 4 of the Elliott Review around method standardisation for food authenticity testing.

Published 4 September 2014
Last updated 4 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added link to an independent report from the Analytical Methods Working Group which addresses one of the commitments in the government response.
  2. First published.