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Table 2 Sample characteristicsa

From: In the interest of food safety: a qualitative study investigating communication and trust between food regulators and food industry in the UK, Australia and New Zealand

Sector Description of role Examples of roles Participant IDs
Industry Individuals working at various role in the restaurant industry e.g., food and beverage managers, chefs AU-IND: 9-10
Individuals working with industry in the role of food regulation, or in the role of consumer advocate, nutrition and food safety e.g., consultants in nutrition, food safety, and regulation UK-IND: 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13
AU-IND 1, 11
Individuals involved in the finance and management of large scale corporations e.g., director or CEO of food and grocery councils and multi-million dollar corporations UK-IND: 1, 2, 4, 8-10, 12
NZ-IND: 2, 3, 4
AU-INDI: 2, 3, 5, 6-8
Individuals involved in the production or manufacturing of food e.g., director of quality assurance UK-IND: 14
Regulator Individuals of varying levels of seniority from national food regulatory bodies Food regulatory bodies UK-REG: 1, 2, 7-8, 11
AU-REG: 3-7, 11-12, 14, 18, 25, 26
State-based food regulators State Health Departments UK-REG: 3-6, 9, 10
NZ-REG: 1-4, 6
AU-REG: 1, 2, 8-10, 13, 15-17, 19-24
  1. aIn order to maintain participant confidentiality, we have not provided the specific names of the industry/regulator body within which participants are affiliated. Rather, we have categorized participants according to their role and job title for the purpose of data interpretation