Monitoring and auditing

We monitor shellfish activity, meat and dairy hygiene to ensure food safety is monitored at every stage of the food chain.
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We provide advice, practical support, funding for inspection and sampling programmes at a national and local level.


Meat hygiene

We have meat inspectors and auditors that monitor the activity at a meat slaughter premises. We also enforce how your premises is charged for the work it does with us.

Read our business guidance on meat hygiene


We monitor the official controls and classification of shellfish.

This includes the following activities:

  • Sampling
  • Contaminants
  • Biotoxin levels
  • Phytoplankton

Read our business guidance on shellfish

Dairy hygiene

We inspect and monitor dairy farms, milking premises, equipment and milk-producing animals to ensure they meet satisfactory standards. Find out more about how we monitor dairy hygiene in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Find key audits from 2010 to 2018.