The agency will involve the industry and enforcement authorities in its dummy run.
A spokeswoman for the FSA said its aim would be to test arrangements and identifying weaknesses in procedures, and was just one of a number of preventative measures the agency was undertaking, discussed at the board
meeting in Yorkshire last week led by chair Deirdre Hutton.
The Food Incidents Taskforce, set up by the FSA after the Sudan 1 scare, reported to the board that it was also creating criteria to ensure responses to incidents were consistent and proportionate. It also aims to improve communications with small businesses.
“Small businesses are an