The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking input from businesses and consumers on how to shape the future regulation of the food sector concerning product innovation and the introduction of new operating technologies.
“The way we go about regulating the food sector needs to be able to adapt to those changes and take advantage of new technologies to help us do things better,” said FSA.
The Agency is therefore developing a plan which will set out how its legislation and enforcement frameworks should be adapted to cope with “emerging technologies” and “disruptive business models”.
As part of its adjustment to such demands, FSA is asking for people to submit their views on how they believe the Agency should approach the future challenge of innovation.
FSA is, in particular, seeking input concerning:
- whether or not the legislative and enforcement frameworks it is responsible for, support new technologies and innovative businesses,
- whether or not, FSA understands how the food and feed sector will be shaped by new technology, and
- how to make the most of new technologies in the way the Agency regulates in the future.
Responses are invited via a survey link on the FSA website.