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Local Authorities

Food Standards Scotland works closely with Local Authority Officers to make sure feed and food law is applied throughout food chain. We work in partnership with all 32 Local Authorities across Scotland to ensure that feed and food law is maintained and monitored in their area.

Find your Local Authority

The responsibilities of all the enforcement authorities in the UK are set out in the Multi-Annual National Control Plan for the UK.

The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee  was set up to co-ordinate food law enforcement, sampling and surveillance activities of Scottish local authorities and comprises representatives of central and local government, consumers and industry. SFELC produces advice and guidance for food safety enforcement staff and food businesses on a number of topics.

If you are a Local Authority and want to ask us a question please send it to enforcement@fss.scot  or if it's regarding feed please send it to animal.feed.enforcement@fss.scot

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