The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) co-ordinates food law enforcement, sampling and surveillance activities of Scottish local authorities.
This is a Trigger Value for Secondary Inspections report by the SFELC Food Safety Subcommittee from 08 November 2006.
The Food Law Code of Practice (Scotland) requires secondary inspections and appropriate enforcement for food businesses where significant failures of statutory requirements are found (Section 4.2.5). The SFELC Food Safety Subcommittee recommends that food authorities should consider the same trigger value for initiating secondary inspections to ensure consistency and to demonstrate effective use of resources. The trigger for a secondary inspection should be linked to the risk rating of the food business and be related to the need to protect public health and ensure food safety.