They are an independent Government department working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to protect public health and consumers' wider interests in food. They make sure that food is safe and what it says it is.
Food They Can Trust Strategy 2015-2020
Their strategy, Food We Can Trust 2015-2020, focuses on their purpose and mission.
It’s their job to use their expertise and influence so people can trust that the food they buy and eat is safe and honest. Their strategy recognises that there are growing challenges around food safety, affordability, security and sustainability. Their strategy outlines their purpose and responsibilities, and the roles and responsibilities of others, in meeting these challenges
Science underpins everything they do
They use science, evidence and information to deliver food they can trust. Find further information about their Science Evidence and Information 2015-2020 Delivery Plan.
Supporting Strategic Plan
Their supporting strategic plan sets out proposed approaches to ensure that consumers are consistently protected, informed and empowered.
These approaches include
using science, evidence and information both to tackle the challenges of today, and to identify and contribute to addressing emerging risks for the future
- using legislative and non-legislative tools highly effectively to protect consumer interests and deliver consumer benefits – influencing business behaviour in the interests of consumers being genuinely open and engaging, finding ways to empower consumers
- both in their policy making and delivery, and in their relationship with the food industry