“ESSNA welcomes the appointment of Andy Morling as the new head of the Food Crime Unit,” said ESSNA chair Dr Adam Carey.
“This sends a strong signal that the FSA will prioritise the fight against food fraud and food crime and take robust action against those who break the law.”
“This is something that ESSNA has been calling for even before the beginning of our non-compliance campaign nearly two years ago. It is vital that those companies who sell products that may harm consumers, mislead their customers and damage the reputation of the entire sports nutrition industry are stopped, and we look forward to working with the Food Standards Agency to help do them do this.”
Morling previously worked for HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, and latterly the National Crime Agency, where he was a Senior Intelligence Lead.
The Food Crime Unit was set up last year and has initially been, according to the FSA, “building intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime in the UK.”
It, “exchanges intelligence and priorities at local, regional and national levels with a range of enforcement partners.”