Approval of establishments: Guidance for local authorities

Last updated:
30 March 2017
Guidance for the use of local food authority authorised officers in the UK in relation to the approval of food business establishments that handle products of animal origin.

Aide-memoires and inspection report forms

In response to the findings of the Directorate General for Health and Food (formerly the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) and the FSA's Local Authority Audit Team, the FSA has developed a range of aide-memoires for local authority officers to use when carrying out hygiene inspections of approved premises.

These audits have recommended the development of aide-memoires to ensure sufficient and appropriate documentation of information and details, relevant to official controls in specific sector establishments.

It is intended that an authorised officer will use the ‘Approved Establishments’ aide-memoire in conjunction with an inspection form for comments and add the relevant ‘bolt on form’ to the business being inspected.

Aide-Memoire Response Table