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Food and Feed Service Plan 2017-18

Meeting: 24/10/2017 - Cabinet (Item 54)

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To present the annual review of Council’s Food and Feed Service Plan.

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing which presented the annual review of the Council’s Food and Feed Service Plan. It identified the scope and demands on the Service, provided details of last year’s performance and detailed the way in which the Service proposed to continue to meet the Food Standards Agency’s mandatory guidance on inspection frequency. The report also proposed to introduce two new discretionary fees and charges in relation to two aspects of food hygiene

 

Alternatives considered:

 

No alternatives were considered, the Authority is obliged to produce an annual Food and Feed Service Plan.

 

Decision:

 

1.         That the Service Plan as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved as the Food and Feed Service Plan for 2017-18;

2.         That the Food Standards Agency letter dated 5 May 2017, set out in Appendix 2 acknowledging that the action plan has been fully implemented and thanking staff for the action taken to address the recommendations be accepted;

3.         That the introduction of two new discretionary fees and charges as set out in section 5 of the report relating to charges for food hygiene rescoring revisits and charges for bespoke advisory visits, be approved for implementation with effect from 1 January 2018 onwards.

 

Reason for decision:

 

It is a requirement of the Framework Agreement with the Food Standards Agency that local Food Authorities review their performance on an annual basis. Rochdale Borough Council has traditionally chosen to do so by submitting the Food and Feed Plan for consideration by Elected Members at Cabinet.

 

There are two new developments across the Greater Manchester (GM) region which the 10 GM authorities propose to introduce and implement to ensure consistency across the region and therefore two new discretionary fees and charges in relation to two aspects of food hygiene matters were proposed.

 

Eligible for call in - no

 


Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 25)

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The Committee are asked to scrutinise the annual review of Council’s Food and Feed Service Plan.

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Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised the report of the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing which presented the Council’s Food and Feed Service Plan for the current year. The report identified the scope and the demands on the Service together with the details of last year’s performance and the way the Service proposed to continue to meet the Food Standards Agency’s mandatory guidance on inspection frequency. The report also proposed the introduction of two new discretionary fees and charges in relation to two aspects of food hygiene matters.

 

Members also considered a RAG rated table of performance measures related to the Food and Feed Service Plan.

 

DECIDED – that (1) the Food and Feed Service Plan for 2017/18 be noted.

(2) that the Public Protection Team be thanked for their work in raising the performance relating to the Food and Feed Service Plan.