This programme started in late 2016 and has the aim of determining whether food law enforcement activities delivered by Local Authorities are implemented effectively in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure verification of compliance with feed and food law.
Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System (LAEMS)
This is a web-based system used to report Local Authority food law enforcement activities. This system is administered by FSA and involves Local Authorities uploading information after each enforcement year has finished.
The UK National Reference Laboratories are responsible for setting up EU-wide standards for routine procedure. Full details, along with information on the UK’s official food control laboratories, can be found on food.gov.uk.
Other Audit programmes
Food Standards Scotland work with other organisations to deliver official controls. These areas of work are also periodically audited.