FSA in Wales
Last updated on 19 July 2012
Welsh Government responds to FSA enforcement review
The Welsh Government has today published its response to the review of food law enforcement activities in Wales, undertaken by the Food Standards Agency. The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths AM, has issued a written ministerial statement.
The Food Standards Agency had been asked by the First Minister of the Welsh Government to review local authority food law enforcement in Wales. This wide ranging review aimed to:
- provide an assessment of the effectiveness of the current systems
- describe how resource allocation is linked to measurable outcomes
- advise on whether there are other models that would be more effective in delivering public protection, providing improved value for money, providing improved consistency of enforcement, or improving overall management and governance of the service.
In undertaking this review, the Agency sought and used information and views from local authority officers and other stakeholders across Wales. The report was completed and submitted in May 2011 and the FSA presented it formally to the First Minister at a meeting in September 2011. The FSA then provided further advice in December 2011 on how a national food law enforcement service for Wales could be created.