Members, Terms of Reference and Memorandum of Understanding

Last updated:
26 September 2014
The Animal Feed Law Enforcement Liaison Group (AFLELG) comprises representatives of central and local government. Details of current members, terms of reference and the Memorandum of Understanding for regulators and enforcers are available.

Membership list

Food Standards Agency representatives
Ron Cheesman (Chair), Feed Team
Alex Schofield (Secretariat), Feed Team
John Brookes, Feed Team
Micah McGuire, Feed Team
Keith Millar, Animal Feed & Animal By-products Branch
Ray Smith, Animal Feed & Animal By-products Branch
Jacqui Angus, Food Standards Agency Scotland
Rob Wilkins/Delyth Murray-Lines, Food Standards Agency Wales
Gerard Smyth, Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland

Other Government departments and agencies
John Millward, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Inspections & Investigations Team
Janis McDonald, Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
Paul Wilkinson, Rural Payments Agency
Dave Harris, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Stephen Nixon, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland
Kevin Wardle, Public Analyst Scientific Services Ltd

Local Authority representatives
Andy Robson/Vicki Gracie-Langrick, National Trading Standards Board
Christine Hill – Southampton City Council
Julie Benson – Cornwall Council
Maureen McLarty, South Ayrshire Council
Jonathan Davies, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff
Jacqui Thomas, Powys Council

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the Group are:

  • to hold regular meetings to discuss animal feed law and related matters
  • to identify common problems and to agree a co-ordinated approach to feed law enforcement
  • to exchange information (including arranging joint training) to facilitate closer co-operation between different agencies/bodies
  • to draw up and operate Memoranda of Understanding defining respective enforcement responsibilities and roles as necessary
  • to establish and maintain a comprehensive list of animal feed legislation together with a summary of lead agency responsibility

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The MoU between animal feed law regulatory and enforcement bodies in the UK can be found at the link below. The aim of the MoU is to aid closer co-operation between feed law regulators and enforcers and promote better co-ordination and consistency in feed law enforcement.

The MoU between Local Government Regulation (formerly LACORS) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) regards the enforcement of EC regulation 183/2005 can be found at the link below. The aim of the MoU is to ensure enforcement of this regulation is carried out in a manner which minimises duplication of official controls.

The MoU between Local Government Regulation (formerly LACORS) and Animal Health (AH) in England and Wales in relation to the enforcement of EC regulations relating to animal feed can be found at the link below. The aim of the MoU is to ensure that enforcement of feed and feed related legislation in the UK undertaken by local authorities (LAs) and Animal Health is carried out in an effective, consistent and coordinated manner that minimises any possible duplication.