Audit & Monitoring

Food Standards Scotland audits Local Authority food and feed enforcement activities and publishes reports of our findings.

Audits of Local Authorities

All Local Authorities across the UK are subject to the audit process, with the FSA in England, Wales and Northern Ireland co-ordinating their own audit programme.

Audit General Documents

Audit of Enforcement Authorities - Audit Policy May 2016 ( FSS/ENF/16/007)

Audit of Enforcement Authorities - Audit Programme 2016-2019 (FSS/ENF/16/009)

Focussed Audits

Capacity and Capability Audit

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.

Capacity and Capability Audit - Audit Brief and Plan (FSS/ENF/16/014)

Capacity and Capability Audit - 767

Capacity and Capability Audit - 774 Falkirk

Capacity and Capability Audit - 778 Inverclyde

Capacity and Capability Audit - 766 South Ayrshire

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.

You can read more about LAEMS at food.gov.uk.

Approved Meat Establishments - Audit Reports

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.

2012 Audits:

Audit of the Delivery of Primary Production of Food and Feed Official Controls - Scottish Government: Directorate for Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities: Rural Payments and Inspections Division - Dec 2012 - Closed

2014 Audits:

Audit of the Delivery of Official Controls for the Sampling of Shellfish - HallMark Meat Hygiene Ltd - June 2014 - Closed

Audit of the Delivery of Official Controls for the Sampling of Shellfish - Operations (Scotland) - June 2014

Email the Audit team at LAaudit@fss.scot for further information.

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