This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Setting out the action being taken by government to strengthen consumer confidence in food and to take action against food fraud.
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
Updated: 4 March 2015
- Added link to an independent report from the Analytical Methods Working Group which addresses one of the commitments in the government response.
- First published.