This page covers information for food and feed law enforcers:
- Codes of Practice
- Food and Feed Law Guide
- Enforcement letters
Codes of Practice
The Codes of Practice sets out instructions and criteria to which the local authorities (Food and Feed Authorities) should have regard when engaged in the enforcement of food and feed law. Authorities must have regard to the processes and criteria in the Codes when carrying out Official Food Controls.
The Codes reflect current policy on enforcement and economic circumstances to ensure that intervention, and enforcement action taken by officers is effective, consistent and proportionate.
If you have any queries about the Code and/or Practice Guidance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food and feed law guide
Food Standards Scotland writes to local authority enforcement officers to advise them of changes to food or feed enforcement practices. You can search or browse all Enforcement letters here.
Enforcement letters in 2015
Invitation to apply for Primary Production funding 2015/16
Publication of full address details for all Approved Establishments
Clarification of Policy on Approval of ‘Standalone’ Cold Stores
Resources Information-Gathering Questionnaire
|FSS/ENF/15/02||Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System Return 2014-15||Apr 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/03||Food Allergy Incident – Recipe based claims on baked products||May 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/04||Invitation to apply for funding to carry out food sampling and analysis during 2015/16.||May 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/05||Unauthorised use of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) as a carrier in some food colour pens (for cake decoration).||May 15|
Update on formaldehyde authorisation as a feed additive
|FSS/ENF/15/006||Erucic acid in mustard oil||Jul 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/007||New enforcement powers for authorised officers and new duty for food business operators to report non-compliance with food information law||Aug 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/008||Establishments Approved for sprouted seeds||Aug 15|
Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) in food
|FSS/ENF/15/010||Ban On Exports Of Brown Crabs To Hong Kong From Anglesey||Aug 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/11||Cross Contamination Guidance||Oct 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/012||New enforcement powers for authorised officers||Nov 15|
|ENF/15/015||Rare Burgers||Dec 15|
|FSS/ENF/15/016||Analysis of Added Sugars in Honey by NMR Methods||Dec 15|
FVO Recommendations for approved egg products establishments
|FSS/ENF/16/003||(LAEMS) Information and Guidance for 2015/16 Returns||Feb 16|
*Please note that enforcement letters sent as Food Standards Scotland have the prefix 'FSS'.