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The Identification, Analysis and Potential Remedy of the Problems Experienced by SMEs in Complying with Food Law Requirements

Institutions
Core Food and Drink
Start date
2001
End date
2004
Objective
The project was commissioned to identify the difficulties experienced by small food businesses in complying with food law requirements and identify solutions that will help to provide better, relevant information in a way in which all businesses can access.
More information
The project involved two phases of work:
  • A quantitative survey, to identify and understand the scale and scope of difficulties experienced by businesses with regard to complying with food law requirements.
  • Qualitative pilot studies to test the effectiveness of five different mechanisms of support for small and medium entreprises (SMEs) in helping them comply with requirements for food labelling and HACCP/hazard analysis. The methods used were: traditional training courses, telephone help-line, postal information, access to an interactive website and advisory visits by enforcement officers.

Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
E03002
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Preventive Food Safety Systems