Food standard sampling

 

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act from the Council.

QUESTION 1
1) Can you please provide the amount of money your authority spent annually on food standard sampling between 2010 and 2018?

 

We have compiled the following from information that we hold. Different methods of recording and coding financial information have applied over the time period requested, but to the best of our knowledge this information is correct. For corroboration of monies administered by them, you may wish to contact the Food Standards Agency, who as a public body are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. For comparative purposes you should be aware that Devon County Council provided its own Trading Standards Service prior to May 2013 and then provided the Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service and therefore data for Somerset prior to that month is not included. In May 2017 the Devon and Somerset Service became the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service and therefore data for Torbay prior to that month is not included.

2010: £34,868
2011: £19,453
2012: £10,716
2013: £58,333
2014: £43,052
2015: £91,279
2016: £55,007
2017: £75,835
2018: £17,364

These are January to December figures and to date for 2018

QUESTION 2
2) How many food standard samples did your authority take annually between 2010 and 2018?

2010: 284
2011: 172
2012: 197
2013: 188
2014: 254
2015: 516
2016: 339
2017: 409
2018: 105
Total: 2464

These are January to December figures and to date for 2018

QUESTION 3
3) How much money did you receive annually from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the purpose of food standard sampling between 2010 and 2018?

2010-2012: Devon County Council do not hold this information
2013: £418
2014: £1,560
2015: £5,030
2016: £1,479
2017: £0
2018: £0

These are January to December figures and to date for 2018