FSA Enforcement Policy in Approved Meat Plants

Outline of the FSA's policy applied by officials when taking enforcement action against those running food business which contravene regulatory requirements.
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The FSA's main objective, as set out in the Food Standards Act 1999, is to protect public health from risks which arise in connection with the consumption of food, including risks caused by the way in which it is produced or supplied, and to protect the interests of consumers in relation to food.

The FSA has responsibility for the enforcement of legislation in England and Wales relating to public health, animal welfare at slaughter and animal health controls in approved establishments under veterinary control. In Northern Ireland this is the responsibility of DAERA.