FSA News Item, 18 December 2006
The Agency is looking to introduce fundamental changes to the whole approach to food law enforcement by local authorities. The aim is to provide them with flexible interventions for improving business compliance, enabling them to focus resources more effectively.
To develop this work, the Agency is leading a major policy review called the Changes to Local Authority Enforcement (CLAE) project.
The CLAE project is to oversee the policy review being set up to implement the ideas from the Hampton review and from the paper produced in 2005 on the top five priorities for enforcement in the Agency.
The Hampton review was commissioned in 2004 and considered effective inspection and enforcement, and how to reduce administrative burdens on business without compromising the UK 's regulatory outcomes.
Current plans envisage that the CLAE review will be completed in December 2007.
Further information on the CLAE project can be found on the FSA web pages at: http://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/clae/