Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC)
SFELC is a group that co-ordinates the food law enforcement and sampling and surveillance activities of Scottish local authorities and comprises representatives of central and local government, consumers and industry.
The committee provides a forum for the discussion of topics relevant to any current problems and may initiate surveys or projects or co-ordinate specific investigations initiated by the local Food Liaison Groups that have been set up in four geographical areas.
Food Liaison Groups consist of representatives from Scottish local authorities and are concerned with consistency of food law enforcement activities in their area.
Food Standards Agency (FSA) representatives
Peter Midgley, FSA Scotland
Jim Dixon, East of Scotland Food Liaison Group
Leslie Paton, West of Scotland Food Liaison Group
George Fairgrieve, Lothian and Borders Liaison Group
Andrea Carson, North of Scotland Food Liaison Group
Kevin McMunn, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
Lindsay MacGregor, Local Government Regulation (formerly LACORS)
Dr Andrew Mackie, Association of Public Analysts Scotland (APAS)
Colin Wallace, Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)
Ian Robertson, Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SoCOEHS)
Roisin Dillon, Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS)
TBC, Scottish Microbiological Laboratory Group (SMLG)
Fiona Moriarty, Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC)
Mary Lawton, Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF)
John Dyson, British Hospitality Association (Safegard)
Wendy Fleming, National Farmers Union Scotland
Other Government departments
Neil Sinclair Scottish Government Food and Drink Industy Dvision
Mike Parker, Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division
Lynn Cree, Health Protection Scotland (HPS)
Sub Committee representatives
Craig Brown (West of Scotland Food Liaison Group), Food Safety Sub Committee
Paul Bradley (Lothian and Borders Food Liaison Group), Chairperson Food Standards Sub Committee
Bernard Forteath, representative of the Scottish Food Advisory Committee
Ryan Bruce, FSA Scotland
Terms of Reference
The committee acts under the following terms of reference:
- contribute to the development of the FSA strategies in Scotland to improve their effectiveness
- aid and contribute to the consistency of local authority food law enforcement in Scotland
- consider new enforcement mechanisms and approaches and produce recommendations for implementation
- assist in the maintenance of an effective enforcement infrastructure
- consider all the relevant matters relating to food and animal feedstuffs
- consider any other issues relevant to the way the FSA works with local authority enforcement
- comment on draft legislation and guidance produced by the FSA
- review the work of the sub committees, working parties, and any other groups set up under the auspices of SFELC
More in this section
The Food Safety Sub Committee, a sub group of the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee, deals with food safety issues.
The Food Standards Sub Committee, a sub group of the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee, deals with food standards issues.
The Feedstuffs Sub Committee, a sub group of the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee, deals with animal feedstuffs issues.
The Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee (SFELC) commissions surveys through its sub committees to consider food safety and food standards issues in Scotland. National survey reports are available.
SFELC produces advice and guidance for food safety enforcemnt staff and food businesses on a number of topics.