ARCHIVE: Food supply disruption risks
Disruptions to food supply are most likely to be triggered by a wider emergency where another Department is in the lead or Defra is leading because of its other responsibilities.
Defra’s role is to provide an assessment of the food supply situation in England and to develop and agree a handling and communications strategy in association with the food sector and other Government Departments.
What we are not responsible for
Food contamination and standards (including labelling, additives etc) are the responsibility of the Food Standards Agency.
Page last modified: 17 September 2009
Page published: 13 February 2008