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1 British Frozen Food Federation Su Dakin - Technical Manager Joanna Hancock – Health, Safety and Projects Manager

2  About BFFF  Researching - What Businesses Want  Our Challenges to BRDO  Why Fire Safety, Different Approaches  Challenges and Opportunities for the Future. Making Primary Authority Work for BFFF Members

3  BFFF is the Trade Association for the UK frozen food industry  Representing the Interests of 320 members:  Food Manufacturers  Importers  Retailers  UK frozen food market worth £7.85 billion  Over 60% of BFFF Members are SME Businesses  First to form PA Co-ordinated Partnerships  Business Expert Groups.  Wholesalers  Cold Storage/Logistics Providers  Associate Members BFFF

4  Beaufort Research Spring 2013  Member Interest  In Primary Authority  Which categories  Member Regulatory Issues and Concerns Results Convinced us that PA4TA offered Value! Research

5 What Businesses Want – the Challenges  Fair and Proportionate Regulations  Practical and Unambiguous Guidance  Consistent Enforcement  Allow multiple partnerships  Sharing ‘Assured Guidance’ between direct and co-ordinated partnerships  Paradox of individual advice and a shared approach to compliance.

6 BFFF Primary Authority regulatory Categories and partners are? BFFF Primary Authority (PA) Schemes Health and Safety Food Safety Food Standards Weights and Measures Fair Trading **NEW** Fire Safety.

7 Members feedback from our Fire Safety survey:  Resounding results from members of all sizes  Businesses require a competent and dedicated Fire Safety advisor - lack of internal knowledge  Inconsistency of advice and approach from Fire Services. Why Fire Safety?

8 4 Our aim in relation to Fire Safety is:  Provide consistent advice from a competent source  Improve safety and compliance within the industry  Facilitate an open forum between the industry and the regulators.

9 4 Direct partnerships administered through BFFF  Ensure we provide the service for all members of all sizes  Facilitate bespoke advice for all companies  Capture industry guidance themes. Our new approach to Primary Authority

10 4  Earned recognition- ensuring this is embedded within our Primary Authority scheme  Official Controls Regulations 882/2004  Streamlining the process for industry guidance and involvement with National Regulators  Mechanisms to ensure consistency between Local Authorities and other Regulators. Future challenges and opportunities

11 Thank you for listening Health and Safety Fire Safety Joanna Hancock Food Safety Food Labelling Weights and Measures Fair Trading Su Dakin


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