Working Groups

The working group will provide a supporting structure for the main committee.

The SFELC working groups work strive to identify best practice and effective service delivery models.  In doing so they support and direct the work of the Subcommittees and main Committee alike.  Several SFELC Working Groups report to each of the subcommittees and are considered to be an important avenue for the enforcement community to influence food safety practice in Scotland.

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  • Approved Establishments working group
  • Artisan Cheesemakers working group
  • Diet, Nutrition and Health working group
  • Fish and Shellfish working group
  • Food Law Code of Practice Annex 5 Review: Development Team
  • Food Law Code of Practice Annex 5 Review: Pilot Authorities
  • Food Standards Project Working Group
  • HACCP working group
  • Interventions working group
  • Primary Production working group
  • Regulatory Reform / Street Traders' working group
  • Risky Food: Less than Thoroughly Cooked Burgers working group
  • Sampling and Surveillance working group

Approved Establishments working group

The Approved Establishments Working Group aims to ensure the delivery of enhanced controls in relation to the approved sector in Scotland.  The Working Group has produced a guidance document ‘Verification of Food Safety Management Systems: Principles for Official Controls in the Approved/Manufacturing Sector’ which espouses a HACCP-focused approach to dealing with the approved sector.  The Working Group has also produced the Scottish National Protocol for Approved Establishments which is applied by both FSS and LAs.

Chair - William Hamilton (Glasgow City Council)

Andy MacLeod (Argyll & Bute Council)

Andy Morrison (Aberdeen City Council)

Dawn Manson (Shetland Islands Council)

Derek Oliver (East Lothian Council)

Graeme Corner (Highland Council)

Grainne Gilson (Food Standards Scotland)

Izzy Childs (City of Edinburgh Council)

Lorna Murray (Food Standards Scotland)

Lorna Reid (Glasgow City Council)

Lynsey Glover (Aberdeenshire Council)

Rita Botto (Food Standards Scotland)

Artisan Cheesemakers working group

The remit of this Working Group is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Local Authority Officers on the artisanal manufacture of cheese  and to enable a consistent approach to enforcement.

Chair – Gerry Fallon (South Ayrshire Council)

Alan Dickson (South Lanarkshire Council)

Andy MacLeod (Argyll & Bute Council)

Carol Rattenbury (Highland Council)

Jacqui Angus (Food Standards Scotland)

Jane White (Glasgow Scientific Services)

Julie Martin (Aberdeenshire Council)

Karen Platt (Glasgow Scientific Services)

Linda Kain (Dumfries & Galloway Council)

Steven Craig (Glasgow City Council)

Diet, Nutrition and Health working group

The DNHWG objectives are to support Food standards Scotland (FSS) & the Scottish Government in helping the population meet the Scottish Dietary Goals. The group also aims to consider all aspects of Local Authority involvement with caterers/retailers to improve the nutritional content by reducing levels of salt, sugar and fats in foods provided.

Chair – Eilidh Paton (Glasgow City Council)

Carolyn Cooper (Glasgow City Council)

Christine Morrison (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar / Western Isles Council)

Gerry Fallon (South Ayrshire Council)

Grainne Gilson (Food Standards Scotland)

Gwyneth Heaney (Renfrewshire Council)

Jane Couper (Tayside Scientific Services)

Laura Gunning (East Lothian Council)

Lyn Sedgeworth (Stirling Council)

Kathryn Cairns (Inverclyde Council)

Sally Laing (Perth and Kinross Council)

Fish and Shellfish working group

This working group is open to representatives from all LAs across Scotland.

Chair – Graeme Corner (Highland Council) / Andy MacLeod (Argyll and Bute Council)

Secretary Frances Gemmell (North Ayrshire Council)

Andrea Carson (Aberdeen City Council)

Andy MacLeod (Argyll & Bute Council)

Andy Morrison (Aberdeen City Council)

Brian Lawrie (South Ayrshire Council)

Catherine Boyd (North Ayrshire Council)

Christine Morrison (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar / Western Isles Council)

Colm Fraser (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar / Western Isles Council)

David Brown (Orkney Islands Council)

Dawn Manson (Shetland Islands Council)

Eilidh Paton (Glasgow City Council)

Gerry Fallon (South Ayrshire Council)

Grainne Gilson (Food Standards Scotland)

Hazel McLaughlin (North Lanarkshire Council)

James McLennan (The Moray Council)

Jennifer Howie (Food Standards Scotland)

John Grant (Aberdeenshire Council)

John Lecyn (Fife Council)

Josep Campins (Food Standards Scotland)

Karen Sievewright (The Moray Council)

Laura Gray (Fife Council)

Louise Moar (Shetland Islands Council)

Margaret Gregory (Angus Council)

Matthew Murdoch (Dumfries and Galloway Council)

Pat Pearson (Orkney Islands Council)

Pat Smyth (Food Standards Scotland)

Robert Marshall (Renfrewshire Council)

Sally Reynolds (Scottish Borders Council)

Food Law Code of Practice Annex 5 Review: Development Team

This is a collaborative working relationship between FSS and Local Authorities in the development of food law interventions. 

Chair – Bryan Campbell (Food Standards Scotland)

George Barr (North Lanarkshire Council)

Ian McWatt (Food Standards Scotland)

Lorna Murray (Food Standards Scotland)

Paul Bradley (West Lothian Council)

Robin White (Food Standards Scotland)

William Hamilton (Glasgow City Council)

Food Law Code of Practice Annex 5 Review: Pilot Authorities

Aberdeen City

Clackmannanshire

East Renfrewshire

Inverclyde

Midlothian

North Lanarkshire

Renfrewshire

South Ayrshire

West Dunbartonshire

West Lothian

Food Standards Project Working Group

This working group short term sub-group of the SFELC Food Standards Sub-Committee it's core objectives are to create resources (i) to support Small to Medium Enterprises in understanding and complying with the requirements for food labelling, composition and quality, and (ii) to support in understanding of, and consistency in, enforcing the requirements for food labelling, composition and quality. 

Chair - Carolyn Cooper (Glasgow City Council)

HACCP working group

This working group has now ceased activity after having produced the documents on; CookSafe, ButcherSafe and RetailSafe. 

Chair – Andrew Morrison (Aberdeen City Council)

Aiden McCormack (The Moray Council)

Doreen Tawse (Food Standards Scotland)

Gerry Fallon (South Ayrshire Council)

Grainne Gilson (Food Standards Scotland)

Helen Henderson (Clackmannanshire Council)

Margaret Gregory (Angus Council)

Michael Lapsley (Inverclyde Council)

Interventions Working Group

The Interventions Working Group is a short-term sub-group of both the SFELC Food Safety Sub-committee and the Food Standards Sub-Committee. It will, where necessary or appropriate, produce ad hoc reports, guidance and other papers on; inspection/interventions in the catering and retail sectors; the implications of merging food hygiene and food standards within one inspection/intervention; and the review of the Interventions section of the Food Law Code of Practice. 

Chair – William Hamilton (Glasgow City Council)

Andy MacLeod (Argyll and Bute Council)

Bryan Campbell (Food Standards Scotland)

Carrie Cooper (Glasgow City Council)

David Hunter (East Renfrewshire Council)

Elaine Davies (Aberdeen City Council)

Jacquie Sutton (Food Standards Scotland)

Karen Spalding (West Lothian Council)

Kenny McDonald (East Dunbartonshire Council)

Luke Henderson (Clackmannanshire Council)

Mary-Kate Dougan (West Lothian Council)

Stephen Duffy (North Lanarkshire Council)

Primary Production working group

This Working Group supports the Feedingstuffs Sub-committee.  The future delivery model is presently under consideration. 

Chair - Roisin Dillon (Inverclyde Council) / Maureen McLarty (South Ayrshire Council)

Regulatory Reform / Street Traders’ working group

This Working Group was charged with the task of drafting and implementing the Street Traders’ National Hygiene Standard, in concert with FSS and Scottish Government 

Chair - William Hamilton (Glasgow City Council)

Alison Robertson (Aberdeen City Council)

Derek Oliver (East Lothian Council)

Maggie Mcwhinnie (Clackmannanshire Council)

Martin Keeley (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Rachel Allan (Glasgow City Council)

Raymond Pang (Food Standards Scotland)

Steve Moorshead (City of Edinburgh Council)

Risky Food: Less than Thoroughly Cooked Burgers working group

This Working Group aims to develop guidance for Local Authority officers on foods of particular concern.  The initial focus was upon the significant issue of less than thoroughly cooked burgers.  A guidance document was produced in order to ensure a consistent and robust approach to enforcement across Scotland.  It can be found here (link). 

Co-Chair - Graeme Corner (Highland Council)

Co-Chair - Lorna Reid (Glasgow City Council)

Andy MacLeod (Argyll & Bute Council)

Andy Morrison (Aberdeen City Council)

Bryan Campbell (Food Standards Scotland)

Darren Johnson (East Lothian Council)

Gillian Scott (Dumfries and Galloway Council)

Izzy Childs (City of Edinburgh Council)

Jane Horne (Food Standards Scotland)

Lorna Murray (Food Standards Scotland)

Lynne Bissett (Falkirk Council)

Lynsey Glover (Aberdeenshire Council)

Martin Keeley (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Sampling and Surveillance working group

The aim of the Sampling & Surveillance Working Group is to ensure facilitation of the sampling and surveillance requirements of Scottish Local Authorities.  It takes into account the impact of changes in enforcement practice e.g. the Food Law Code of Practice Annex 5 Review, and makes best use of all resources involved in sampling and analysis. 

Chair – Jane White (Glasgow Scientific Services)

Christina Anthony (Food Standards Scotland)

Jacqui McElhiney (Food Standards Scotland)

Jane Couper (Tayside Scientific Services)

John Bell (Aberdeenshire Council)

Karen Platt (Glasgow Scientific Services)

Kasia Kazimierczak (Food Standards Scotland)

Lesley McFarlane (South Ayrshire Council)

Lorna Starkey (Fife Council)

Lynsey Glover (Aberdeenshire Council)

Paul Bradley (West Lothian Council)

 

last reviewed 28 November 2017

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