To ensure food safety is monitored at every stage of the food chain, the Agency provides advice, practical support materials and funding for inspection and sampling programmes at a national and local level.
FSA dairy hygiene inspections aim to ensure a satisfactory standard of hygiene is maintained on all dairy farms by inspecting milking premises, equipment and milk-producing animals, and enforcing satisfactory standards. The inspections help to protect the nation's raw milk supply from the risk of contamination by bacteria and other substances, some of which are potentially harmful.
The Food Standards Agency’s food law prosecution outcomes database is a public register of successful food standards, food hygiene and food safety related prosecutions obtained by the FSA and local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The objective is primarily to knowledge-share among enforcement authorities but it is also for the benefit of consumers.