A new Food Crime Unit within the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) should be operational by the end of 2014, after British government ministers agreed to implement the main recommendations of a review into food supply networks.

The review was commissioned by government in response to the horsemeat scandal of 2013 and conducted by Professor Chris Elliot, a food safety expert at Queen’s University Belfast.  He published an interim report last December.  His final report was released last week.