Enforcement Liaison Group
As part of the Agency's work to strengthen and develop links with local authority food law enforcement, a joint government/local authority group, the Local Authority Enforcement Liaison Group (LAELG) was established in May 1999.
Authorities are audited against the Feed and Food Law Enforcement Standard in the Framework Agreement, which sets out the minimum standards of performance expected from local authorities across the full range of their feed and food law enforcement activities. The scheme is implemented on a UK basis, with the Agency in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each co-ordinating their own audit programme.
Local authorities are selected to represent a cross-section of local authority types, geographical location and level of enforcement activity as indicated by quarterly monitoring returns.