Scratch the surface of any sizeable business and beneath it you will find a regulatory body. According to the National Audit Office, there are 90 regulatory bodies, with an annual expenditure of £4billion. Why so much regulation at such high cost? Ultimately, it’s to protect consumers.
With little surprise, there are few sectors that undergo a higher level of scrutiny than the food sector. From provenance, supply chains and allergens to human rights and the environment, the industry is always under the microscope, a fact that Delicious Ideas Food Group (DIFG) Director, Emma Smith, knows only too well.
Here, she talks about the challenges of attaining and maintaining BRC AA Accreditation at Peterborough’s largest national snack packaging, production and distribution centre.