In 2008, the new business plan 2009-2011 for the FASFC has been prepared under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer. This new plan defines the strategic objectives for the forthcoming years. It has been approved by the Minister in charge of the FASFC , Mrs Sabine Laruelle, and aims for a safer food chain, but also the establishment of an agency that is well accepted by the operators and recognised by society.
With a view to evolving from an inspection agency into a public authority serving citizens and society at large, a certain number of initiatives are going to be put in place, allowing for a more humane approach to controls and a real administrative simplification. In addition, there will be more of an emphasis on information and raising awareness among the target groups which are often difficult to approach and among whom numerous non-compliant practices have been observed.
The promotion of self-checking in companies remains an extremely important point. In addition to raising awareness and information in companies, several stimuli are planned as guarantees of visual recognition (the FASFC smiley), which is only issued in the HORECA sector for the moment but which could be extended to the retail sector, and all of this could be backed up by a set of significant financial stimuli (a bonus/malus system for the annual contribution).