The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published guidance on effective imported food control for local authority (LA) food services. ‘Effective imported food control’ draws on experience gained from the Agency’s programme of auditing LA imported food services.

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FSA audits of LAs’ food law enforcement arrangements have identified core service areas critical to maintaining effective service provision and improving imported food controls. This advice highlights some simple and practical issues which have featured in relevant published audit reports as critical areas of good practice or areas for improvement.

The guidance seeks to provide LA Service managers with some key information on prompts that may assist in managing and monitoring inland imported food controls and at smaller seaports and airports.

Further Information

Making Every Inspection Count – Effective Imported Food Control pdf is available here.