The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom . It is responsible for protecting public health in relation tofood throughout the United Kingdom and is led by a board appointed to act in the public interest . Its headquarters are in London , opposite Holborn tube station , with national offices in Scotland ,Wales and Northern Ireland .
The Quality Low Input Food
Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and 'low input' food supply chains
The Integrated Project'Quality Low Input Food' aims to improve quality, ensure safety and reduce cost along the organic and "low input" food supply chains through research, dissemination and training activities. The projectfocuses on increasing value to both consumers and producers using a fork to farm approach. The project was initiated on March 1, 2004 and runs for five years. It is funded by the European Union with atotal budget of 18 million Euros. The research involves thirty-one research institutions, companies and universities throughout Europe and beyond. The work package responsible for consumer research isbased at CRE with links to Universities in six other countries. Comparative studies of consumer perceptions of safety and quality involve both qualitative and quantitative techniques and are centrednot on the committed organic food consumer but on people who occasionally consume organics or low input foods and those who have not yet explored the low input and organic market. Reports on the firsttwo sub-projects: reviewing the literature on food quality and low input foods; and, a qualitative study of attitudes and understanding of quality of low input and organic foods are available on theQLIF website . for further information on the project please contact Dr. Elizabeth Oughton
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