The Framework Agreement on Official Feed and Food Controls by Local Authorities provides the Agency with a mechanism for implementing its powers under the Food Standards Act to influence and oversee local authority enforcement activity.
The Agreement was updated in 2009/10.
The Agreement applies to local enforcement of all feed and food laws, and incorporates the latest guidance and standards on feed and food law enforcement.
The Agreement provides for:
- Publicly available local service plans to increase transparency of local enforcement services
- Agreed feed and food law enforcement standards for local authorities
- Enhanced monitoring data with greater focus on inspection outcomes and which provides more detailed information on local authority performance
- An audit scheme aimed at securing improvements and sharing good practice.
The fifth amendment to the Framework Agreement was issued in April 2010 and is available at the link below.