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|Evaluating the use of remote assessments by local authorities for regulating food businesses||655.71 KB|
This report presents the findings of a short evaluation carried out by ICF on the use of remote techniques by local authorities to carry out food hygiene and food standards assessments across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The study was tasked with answering seven research questions about local authorities’ use of remote assessments:
The evaluation found that:
The FSA is currently considering the findings from the evaluation. These will help inform decisions on any further testing we might want to do or trials we may want to undertake to assess where remote approaches might be used more routinely in the future.