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Audit of Official Controls in DAFM supervised infant formulae and follow-on formulae establishments published

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The FSAI today publishes its Audit of the Official Controls performed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Dairy Produce Inspectorate. The objectives of this audit were to verify the delivery of official controls in infant formulae and follow-on formulae establishments. The audit focused on the organisation, planning, coordination, delivery and review of official controls related to the supervision of infant formulae and follow-on formulae establishments.

The audit was undertaken as part of the planned programme of audits carried out by the FSAI to determine the level of compliance with Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules and the service contract in place between the DAFM and the FSAI. The first part of the audit involved an audit of paperwork associated with official controls, including the establishment’s files and inspection reports. The second part involved audits of four infant formulae and follow-on formulae establishments and one milk base powder ingredient manufacturer.

Overall, the audit concluded that the official controls carried out by the dairy produce inspectorate in infant formulae and follow-on formulae establishments are in compliance with the legislation and there is an organised approach to the identification and follow-up of non-compliances. Detailed food safety management systems had been put in place by the food business operator at each of the establishments audited, in order to comply with the food safety requirements.

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