To ensure food safety is monitored at every stage of the food chain, the Agency provides advice, practical support materials and funding for inspection and sampling programmes at a national and local level.

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Dairy hygiene inspections

FSA dairy hygiene inspections aim to ensure a satisfactory standard of hygiene is maintained on all dairy farms by inspecting milking premises, equipment and milk-producing animals, and enforcing satisfactory standards. The inspections help to protect the nation's raw milk supply from the risk of contamination by bacteria and other substances, some of which are potentially harmful.