Meat: Public Opinion

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st July 2020.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the joint review by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on UK-wide meat, what steps he is taking to increase the level of public confidence in the safety and authenticity of UK meat.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

Consumer confidence is critical to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), and confidence in the authenticity of the food people buy or eat currently stands at 76%, verified through its bi-annual Public Attitudes Tracker.

The FSA has invested in a new change programme – Operational Transformation Programme – to effectively modernise its role as a regulator for the meat, wine and dairy industries. At the heart of this programme are seven core principles which underpin the ongoing development and implementation of change. One of these principles is focused on consumer confidence and trust in food safety, which will continue to ensure we can provide assurance on food safety and authenticity.

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