Progress builds on existing schemes, including:
improving cost recovery through implementing its new charging scheme from 1 April 2018;
working with business on plans to develop regulated self-assurance and earned recognition beyond the existing pig and poultry assurance scheme;
working with major stakeholders to refresh its outcome based approach to implementing regulation as set out in the 2013 Environment Agency report, ‘Regulating for people, the environment and growth’; and
working with others on the feasibility of improving data sharing between regulators through the establishment of a Regulatory Intelligence Hub.
(b) The Food Standards Agency fully recognises the need to improve and modernise the way that regulatory controls for food are delivered. It is pursuing the Cabinet Office's Regulatory Futures Review recommendations through its ‘Regulating our Future’ programme (ROF programme) launched in February 2016. It aims to ensure a sustainable approach to food safety regulation, one that brings about behaviour change to benefit consumers. The ministerial responsibility for the Food Standard Agency falls under the Department for Health and Social Care, who can be contacted for further information.