Food law

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food law

3 main aims 

-          Protect food

-          Stop unsuitable foods from entering the food chain

-          Reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses

Types of legislation

New food legislation came into action on the 31st December 2013.

Affects all food businesses:

-          Primary producers e.g. farmers

-          Manufacturers

-          Distributors

-          Retailers

-          Caterers

The legislation was brought from the EU Parliament.

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Topics covered by the legislation

Production of unsuitable foods

Food contamination

Food imports

Labelling of food

Control of food poisoning

Hygiene of premises, equipment and staff

Water supply and washing facilities

General health and safety

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