Sir: The Chartered Institute of environmental Health welcomes the recommendations of the Elliott Review but remains concerned about the effectiveness of local government alone to support food crime prevention. A new compact between industry and those who regulate it is needed to make the changes. Meanwhile a new organisation - the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection, supported by CIEH - has been created to support all those who work to make food safe and provide a stimulus to more collaborative approaches.

Graham Jukes, OBE, chief executive, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health