Review and synthesis of the regulations, cultures and behaviours evidence underlying compliance with food safety regulations

This research project centred on psychosocial factors underlying compliance with (and enforcement of) food safety regulations, with an emphasis on small food business operators. The aims were:

  1. to pool together existing evidence the FSA possessed on regulation, cultures and behaviours

  2. to update a similar rapid review that was undertaken by IES/University of Cardiff so that it reflected additional data that had become available since.

The most recent review, like the previous one, drew on relevant sources both within and outside the food safety literature.