It has been an exciting few weeks at the Food Standards Agency:
Open by default
On 28th January our board set us on an open by default path https://president.com/zbzdczunpvsu/a-data-driven-fsa.
Future of food regulation
The following week there was a public event about the future of food regulation (see https://storify.com/drsiant/the-future-of-food-regulation, and we published our principles https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/regulating-the-future/content tabs/?ctid=824.
Today we talked about the future of #foodregulation and launched 5 overarching principles https://t.co/iPzKHVVjm9 pic.twitter.com/COXnpxjtsY
— FoodStandardsAgency (@foodgov) February 10, 2016
Open Data Camp
We are pleased to be supporting Open Data Camp 3 in May.
Purpose of this blog
A call for help linking these three distinct themes. There could be a key role for Open Data in the future of food regulation. There are many facets of this and we are keen to get people to help us develop some ideas.
As is customary, I will be at (and again involved with organising) Open Data Camp – but this time I am reaching out to the community to do some thinking before the event.
Share some ideas: from crowdsourcing to data standards – we need your help to explore the possibilities. After all, we all have to eat at least a few times every day.