Changes in food law

What you should know

The changes are impact all food establishments from small corner shops to large food manufacturers.

This means, food business owners must be able to show what they do to make food that is safe to eat. This must be written down.

There is also a requirement for traceability. This means businesses must be able to determine where the food has been obtained and where it has gone when it has left the business.

For food businesses that handle, process, transport or store foods containing ‘products of animal origin’, additional requirements have been introduced to safeguard public health.

More information

There are many laws applicable to the food industry. The five Regulations shown below are the main laws that apply to most businesses in the UK:

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