Professor Chris Elliott’s final report into the integrity and assurance of UK food supply networks was published Thursday.
The report details Elliott’s recommendations to the government addressing current weaknesses in the food supply networks and strategizes measure that can be used to address them.
Elliott, professor at Queen’s University in Belfast, was commissioned by the UK to conduct a review of the supply networks in the wake of the 2013 food crisis involving horsemeat found in beef products.
In his report, Elliott focuses his comments on eight main points: consumers first, zero tolerance, intelligence gathering, laboratory services, audit, government support, leadership and crisis management.
UK government responded to the report promising to develop a new Food Crime Unit, ensuring a resilient network of food analytical laboratories to test food, and improving coordination across government to protect food integrity and tackle food crime.
Read the full report here.