Platforms & Regulation in the Food Ecosystem

The food ecosystem is critical to the UK's operation, and it is becoming more complex under the impacts of sustainability and the adoption of digital and food technologies. For example, how would you deal with the arrival of the biggest platform businesses as food distributors?

Platforms & Regulation in the Food Ecosystem

Julie Pierce is Director of Openness, Data and Digital at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and has worked with Lucy Hart of Foundry4 to identify ways for the regulator to work with many different digital native food businesses.

In this podcast, we cover:

  • What are platforms, and what is the current situation with digital native Food Business operators (FBOs) in the food ecosystem
  • The challenges and opportunities digitisation of FBOs creates for the FSA
  • The types of responses and tools being considered
  • How might we reimagine the operating model of our Food Regulatory system?

The FSA is pioneering the regulation of hybrid physical/digital businesses in the food sector. Our podcast highlights new and occasionally counterintuitive insights into what creates a win-win for regulator and business.

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