The study aimed to develop a tool which can be used by enforcement officers for those aspects of food safety culture, attitudes and behaviours that help officers assess ‘softer’ aspects of risk presented by individual food business operators (FBOs).
The work was done in response to an outbreak of E. coli O157 in South Wales in 2005, and the publication of the Public Inquiry Report in March 2009 highlighted the issue of cultures and behaviours in businesses and enforcement bodies and their role in influencing compliance with food hygiene legislation.

You can view the report here.