Is the UK Prepared for a Deliberate or Malicious Attack on its Food Supplies? A Stakeholder Preparedness Survey.
This research is being carried out as part of my MSc Environmental Health dissertation, and aims to collate the views of practitioners into a new piece of research that considers the safety of our supply chain from malicious contamination.
Specifically considering the views of practitioners working in the food industry, the purpose of the research is to inform key stakeholders of the current preparedness of England for malicious or deliberate attack, in an effort to ensure a coordinated response if one should occur. Food terrorism, deliberate, or malicious attack, is being considered at the European and global level, but currently there is a need to review the approach in the UK.
If you work in the food industry your views and opinions are important in meeting the aims of the study, and you are invited to participate in my short (approximately 10 minutes) online survey. You are not required to provide any sensitive or confidential information about the company you work for. If you are also happy to provide me with a work contact telephone number, I would like to conduct a short interview to discuss some of the survey questions in a little more depth with you- this will not take longer than 15 minutes, and is entirely optional.
This study has been reviewed by the Middlesex University School of Health & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences Ethics sub-Committee, and if you require any further information please contact me or my supervisor using the following contact details:
The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/739L63L
Thank you for taking part in my research!