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The Food Standards Agency works closely with local authority food law enforcement officers to make sure that food law is applied throughout the food chain.

It provides advice on a range of enforcement issues. This advice sets out the rights and responsibilities of enforcement authorities and food businesses, and helps ensure that food safety and legal requirements are maintained and monitored.

The Agency also ensures that local authority monitoring of food businesses is carried out correctly by carrying out audits and collating data on local authorities’ enforcement activity.

Practical support to enforcement officers is available, including training programmes and grants for local programmes.

Enforcement News

Creme d’Or recalls Felko Christmas figures and gumball machines

Thursday 1 December 2011

Waitrose recalls Belgian chocolate

Wednesday 30 November 2011

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Enforcement essentials

About food law enforcement | Register your food business | Food Hygiene Rating Schemes | Search for a local authority | Enforcement Directory A–Z

How enforcement works

National Control Plan for the United Kingdom | Framework Agreement | Food Law Code of Practice | Feed Law Code of Practice

Food Alerts, product withdrawals and recalls

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Working with enforcers

Letters to local authorities | Imported food and enforcement | Food fraud | Incident report form for food and feed recalls and withdrawals | Good practice | Guidance notes | Working with local authorities

Enforcement training and funding

Training for feed and food law enforcement officers | Online training for enforcement officers | Grants for local initiatives | Safer food, better business toolkit for local authorities | Sources of funding for food related initiatives

Industry sector rules

List of approved establishments in the UK | Wine standards | Animal feed approval | Herbal products

Monitoring food safety

Food sampling resources | Working with the meat industry | Shellfish monitoring | Dairy hygiene inspections | Food laboratories | Public analysts | UK Food Surveillance system

Audit and monitoring

About the audit scheme | Audit reports | Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System (LAEMS) | Monitoring data by year

Enforcement research

Agency research into enforcement and improving food hygiene

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Enforcement committees

Liaison groups, forums and committees that advise the Agency

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Enforcement links

Contact details and web links for enforcement-related issues

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