Decision details

The Food Law Enforcement Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval is sought for the adoption of the Food Law Enforcement Plan for 2012/13, as attached at an appendix to the report.


RECOMMEND to Council that the Food Law Enforcement Plan for 2012/13 be adopted.

Reasons for the decision:

The Food Law Enforcement Plan is one of the plans and strategies recommended by the Secretary of State to form part of each local authority’s policy framework.


The Council’s Constitution reserves the approval of the Food Law Enforcement Plan to Full Council after consultation with Cabinet.


Central Government holds default powers where local authorities fail to effectively undertake their food safety service.


The function is statutory and the range of possible approaches is prescribed by Regulations and Statutory Guidance.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1


To recommend to Full Council the approved Food Law Enforcement Plan as at Appendix 1 of the report.


Option 2


Not to approve the Food Law Enforcement Plan.

Report author: Fiona Inston

Publication date: 16/02/2012

Date of decision: 14/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 14/02/2012 - Cabinet

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