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Decision details

Approval of Food and Feed Law Enforcement Service Plan 2018 - 2021 - DEC18/CMDN/60

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet Member approved the Food and Feed Law Enforcement Plan 2018-21.

Reasons for the decision:

The FSA have in place a framework agreement which sets out their expectations from local authorities in their delivery of official controls on food and feed law. It outlines planning and delivery requirements based on statutory codes of  practice,  and these  provisions  are required to be reflected in the local authority’s service plans to ensure local transparency and accountability.

Alternative options considered:

The council could decide not to implement the requirements of the framework agreement, of which this plan is part, this would however result in intervention by the FSA, and result in a breach of the council's statutory obligations with regards to food and feed law enforcement.  The Food and Feed Law Enforcement Service Plan is considered to be the best mechanism to comply with the framework agreement, and the FSA expect local authorities to produce and publish a plan.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

The Framework Agreement on Official Feed and Food Controls by Local Authorities (published on the FSA website

Publication date: 07/12/2018

Date of decision: 06/12/2018

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