Food and Retail Update 7 September 2014

Final report of Elliott Review published

The long awaited final report of an independent review of Supply Chain Assurance by Professor Chris Elliott, commissioned in the wake of horse meat contamination, has been published together with the Government response. Two tangible outcomes are the creation of a ‘Food Crime Unit’ within the Food Standards Agency, overseen by a new Board with unspecified escalation route to Ministers and establishment of a cross Government Ministerial Group on ‘Food Integrity and Crime’ to be led by DEFRA.

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Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.