Morling, who starts work this week, was said to have extensive experience in intelligence and investigations. His CV includes: Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, and latterly the National Crime Agency, where he was a senior intelligence lead.
‘Tackle criminal behaviour’
The FSA’s head of consumer protection Will Creswell said: “Andy has a strong track record in intelligence and criminal investigation, so he has the ideal experience to lead the Food Crime Unit as it builds its intelligence-gathering network and collaborates with others to tackle criminal behaviour in the food chain.”
The FCU was set up at the end of last year on the recommendation of Professor Chris Elliott, following his investigations into the horsemeat crisis of 2013.
The unit is currently building intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime in the UK, according to the FSA. The unit exchanges intelligence at local, regional and national levels with a range of enforcement partners.