The methodology is designed to enable Local Authorities to undertake a detailed study of the services provided and the staff resources required to achieve this. The outcome is a total Number of Full Time Equivalent Food Officers (FTE).
The objectives of the study are;
To calculate the required FTE for delivery of the Food Safety Service Plan
To calculate the FTE deficit for compliance with the Food Standards Agency – Food Law Code of Practice (Scotland) 1
The methodology outlines the process undertaken and the calculations involved in order to arrive at the total FTE required.