Food safety and standards

10. Our enforcement approach

As an enforcement body we are acutely aware of our responsibilities both as a regulator and enforcement officers.

At the root of good enforcement are:

  • transparency
  • proportionality
  • fairness
  • professionalism

To demonstrate that we act consistently within these key points, we'll publish:

  • our service plan annually telling you what we plan to do
  • the results of our activities telling you what we achieved
  • our service standards telling businesses what they can expect from a visiting officer

Any enforcement decision taken by officers is carefully considered taking into account our Enforcement Policy (PDF 537Kb). This makes sure that decisions are proportional, consistent and fair.