26 May 2022
Consultation on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) plans to seek enhanced investigatory powers for the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) by way of regulations.
A consultation has been raised to gather stakeholders’ views on plans to seek enhanced investigatory powers for the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) by way of regulations.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It provides a power for the Secretary of State to confer on officers of the NFCU, by the laying of regulations, relevant powers from the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPO).
It is proposed that enhanced investigatory powers would enable the NFCU to more effectively detect and investigate food crime.
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The closing date is 18th August 2022