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Food Crime Control Strategy

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The Scottish Food Crime & Incidents Unit (SFCIU) is a branch within Food Standards Scotland (FSS) which takes the lead role in the investigation of food crime. As part of this effort the Control Strategy 2020/21 outlines the food crime priorities and actions being taken to prevent food crime, detect and deter criminality and prosecute offenders.

The Control Strategy looks to manage the threat of food crime and set out a clear path in what is a complex and challenging area. This strategy is informed by the UK’s Food Crime Strategic Assessment which FSS developed jointly with Food Standards Agency (FSA). This work assessed information and intelligence from a range of sources and was supported by contributions from partner agencies and industry.

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About the Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit

The Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU) includes the investigations and intelligence gathering arms of Food Standards Scotland (FSS).