Southwark - London delivery and compliance audit

This report records the results of an audit at London Borough of Southwark with regard to food hygiene enforcement, under relevant headings of the Food Standards Agency Food Law Enforcement Standard. The audit focused on the Authority’s arrangements for the management of the food premises database, food premises interventions, and internal monitoring.

The audit examined London Borough of Southwark's arrangements for food premises database management, food premises interventions and internal monitoring, with regard to food hygiene law enforcement. This included a reality check at a food business to assess the effectiveness of official controls implemented by the Authority at the food business premises and, more specifically, the checks carried out by the Authority’s officers, to verify food business operator (FBO) compliance with legislative requirements. The scope of the audit also included an assessment of the Authority’s overall organisation and management, and the internal monitoring of food hygiene law enforcement activities.