Review of uptake of FSA food assurance scheme guidance
Wednesday 23 April 2008
This report looks at all the main UK food assurance schemes to see whether they were following the best practice guidance, as published by the Agency in 2003.
Food assurance schemes are mostly voluntary arrangements managed by the food industry. Each scheme sets certain standards for food production and aims to give consumers greater confidence in the food they buy.
Most of the UK's main food assurance schemes are following FSA guidance, which aims to ensure better information for consumers about food standards. The report shows that the schemes reviewed have made significant and welcome progress in adopting this guidance, but more remains to be done in future years.