Enforcement training and funding

The Food Standards Agency provides help for officers to develop their knowledge through training tools, professional courses and funding for local authority-led work.

Food law, and its enforcement, changes over time. It is essential that enforcement officers keep up to date with these changes.

We work with local authorities to further develop their enforcement services. One area in which we are active is a continuing programme of quality update training for local authority feed and food law authorised officers at a cost that is affordable to local authorities. These courses have been devised for the use of feed and food law enforcement officers currently employed by local authorities only. They are not available for the general public, students or consultants.

Contact points for training enquiries

Please note that not all courses are available UK-wide and you should contact the appropriate department for courses run in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Contact for the training portfolio for Local Authorities only:
Code of Practice and Guidance Team, tel: 020 7276 8155
email: [email protected]

Food standards, food allergens and imported food training contact:
Food Standards Support,
tel: 020 7276 8017
email: [email protected]

Imported Food contact:
Alex Schofield,
tel: 020 7276 8972
email: [email protected]

Animal feed training contact:
Ron Cheesman,
tel: 020 7276 8396
email: [email protected]

Scotland contact for Local Authority training:
Catherine Ferro
tel 01224 285 105
email: [email protected]

Booking and reservations:
Guangyuan Zhu
tel 01224 288 361
email [email protected]

Jane Davies,
tel: 02920 678901
email: [email protected]

Northern Ireland
Karen Flanigan, tel: 028 90417722
email: [email protected]

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