KT2 - Exploiting statutory analysis
The aim of the referee function, in the area of food analysis, is to prevent or resolve disputes between the food industry and enforcement authorities. The GC plays an independent role in meeting this objective and is in an ideal position to assist in bringing together opposing parties to consider important issues on the basis of sound science.
Effective knowledge transfer is essential if stakeholders are to benefit. This project will aim to improve the uptake and benefit derived from knowledge gained during referee analysis by building on activities developed under previous programmes including:
- publishing case studies relating to referee samples analysed that illustrate general points, new approaches or have wider implications for enforcement;
- attending meetings to present GC funded research and development and referee work carried out and assess objectively, in the company of all stakeholders, the advantages and shortcomings of existing methods, as well as describe new and developing techniques;
- providing training for Public Analysts in collaboration with the Association of Public Analysts (APA);
- maintaining a proactive input (attend meetings, participate in collaborative activities, assist with organisation of events) to key organisations where credibility and influence is important in relation to delivering the GC function.