Manual for Official Controls (MOC)

July 2015

The Manual for Official Controls (MOC) provides details of the tasks, responsibilities and duties of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) staff and veterinary contractors undertake in approved establishments.

The work of FSS includes:

  • inspection
  • verification and audit
  • decision making and action to be taken following official controls
  • sampling procedures
  • monitoring and surveillance programmes

Volume 1 contains the detail of the Official Controls and is provided as a series of pdf documents. It has been split into chapters and sub-chapters to limit the size of each file and make them quicker to download.

Please note that the links to forms in these documents will not work. For more information on forms, contact operations@fss.scot.

Volume 2 contains the names and reference numbers and link to the individual regulations.

Further details of statutory instruments can be found on legislation.gov.uk. The Eur-Lex website contains details of European legislation.


Volume 1

Detail of the Official Controls.

Please note that the links to forms in these documents will not work. For more information on forms, contact operations@fss.scot.

Chapters 1 & 2
Chapters 3-7and list of forms

Volume 2

With names and reference numbers, plus links to individual pieces of legislation.

Food Safety Management Diary

This version of the Manual for Official Controls is not to be considered the official version for FSS enforcement purposes and may contain revoked instructions. Please note that the links to forms in these documents will not work. Stakeholders can email operations@fss.scot to confirm the status of this document. 

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