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The Statement of Resources (SoR)

What a statement of resources (SoR) for meat premises is and the guidance to developing an SoR for your establishment.

England and Wales 

The statement of resources is a document recording the processing requirements and resources required at the individual premises level.

This includes detail of premises operation hours for official control purposes. Resource requirements are needed in order to comply to the charges regulations.

The SoR should be drafted in collaboration between the individual food business operator (FBO) and our staff. 

There is guidance available to support you in the process of working with our staff to develop an SoR specific to your establishment.

Statement of resources guidance for England and Wales

Northern Ireland

The statement of resources in Northern Ireland is a document for approved food business operators (FBOs) and official veterinarians (OVs). It helps you understand what resources are required for a pre-determined period of time.

The SoR provides the information necessary to enable FBOs and OVs to agree the level of resource required in a specific establishment. This document is agreed between each FBO and the resident OV on a monthly basis.

There is guidance available for FBOs and OVs in Northern Ireland which explains how to develop and review the SoR.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland



References to EU legislation in FSA guidance 

Directly applicable EU legislation no longer applies in GB. EU legislation retained when the UK exited the EU became assimilated law on 1 January 2024, published on References to any legislation in FSA guidance with ‘EU’ or ‘EC’ in the title (e.g. Regulation (EC) 178/2002) should now be regarded as assimilated law where applicable to GB. References to ‘Retained EU Law’ or ‘REUL’ should now be regarded as references to assimilated law. 

For businesses moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, information on the Windsor Framework is available on GOV.UK. 

The Windsor Framework was adopted by the UK and EU on 24 March 2023. The Framework provides a unique set of arrangements to support the flow of agrifood retail products from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI), allowing GB standards for public health in relation to food, marketing and organics to apply for pre-packed retail goods moved via the NI Retail Movement Scheme (NIRMS).