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3 May 2018

Hygiene Enforcement Sanctions Course

Course Description

This two day course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the drafting and service of Hygiene Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices. It will also include a detailed review of the powers to detain and seize 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:

·       Drafting notices

·       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.


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