Training for enforcement officers

The Food Standards Agency provides help for officers to develop their knowledge through training tools, professional courses and funding for local authority-led work.

Food law, and its enforcement, changes over time. It is essential that enforcement officers keep up to date with these changes.

We have continuing programme of training for local authority feed and food law officers at a cost that is affordable to local authorities. These courses have been devised for feed and food law enforcement officers currently employed by local authorities only. They are not available for the general public, students or consultants.

Training courses

Contact points for training enquiries

Please note that not all courses are available UK-wide and you should contact the appropriate department for courses run in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England

Contact for the training portfolio for Local Authorities only:
Code of Practice and Guidance Team, tel: 020 7276 8155
email: enforcement@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Food standards, food allergens and imported food training contact:
Food Standards Support,
tel: 020 7276 8017
email: standards.support@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Imported Food contact:
Alex Schofield,
tel: 020 7276 8972
email: alexander.schofield@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Animal feed training contact:
Ron Cheesman,
tel: 020 7276 8396
email: ron.cheesman@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Wales
Jane Davies,
tel: 02920 678901
email: jane.davies@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Northern Ireland
Karen Flanigan, tel: 028 90417722
email: karen.flanigan@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk