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Food Hygiene Enforcement Sanctions 2 - day training course

Course Overview

Course Description

This two day course will go through the theory and practical elements of serving hygiene improvement notices, hygiene emergency prohibition procedures as well as detention and seizure of food. 

Who should attend? 

This course will be of benefit to Food Enforcement Officers who have responsibility for delivering Food Hygiene Official Controls. 


The course aims to provide delegates with the necessary skills and confidence to use food hygiene enforcement sanctions in an appropriate way


This course will endeavour to:

Review the legal framework and relevant guidance.
Consider appropriate use of powers.
Provide delegates with guidance on:
o Drafting notices
o Making court applications
Discuss enforcement strategies

Authorised Officer Competencies

Completion of this course will assist towards demonstrating competency under the following headings of the Food Law Competency Framework – 

4.4 – Able to determine the appropriate course of action to remedy non-compliance, including when it is appropriate to escalate enforcement action.
5.1 – Can clearly differentiate between legal requirements and recommendations of good practice by avoiding gold plating and ‘regulatory creep’. Can provide advice and enforce based on levels of compliance with regard to consistency and proportionality based on the hierarchy of risk.
5.2 – Understands levels of authorisation, enforcement policies and procedures for appeal.
5.3 – Understands the legal framework with regard to the use of enforcement powers including the role of Primary Authorities and Home Authorities.
5.4 – Can demonstrate the understanding of how to serve Notices.
The Programme 

Day 1

09:30 – Registration
10:00 – Introduction
          - Overview of Enforcement Procedures 
          - Detention / Seizure of Food
11:15 – Break
          - Hygiene Improvement Notices
13:00 – Lunch 
          - Hygiene Prohibition Orders
14:45 - Break
          -Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Procedures
16:00 – Close
Day 2
09:30 – Registration
10:00 – Introduction / Review of Day 1
          - Case Study
11:15 – Break
          - Case Study
13:00 – Lunch 
          - Case Study
14:45 - Break
          -Case Study
16:00 – Close
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