Manual for Official Controls

45 documents for this subject


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.

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

Action Notes

See below for a list of currently active Action Notes which are released between major updates of the MOC.