Code of Practice for England
An updated version of the Food Law Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance for England is now available.
The current Code of Practice for England came into force on 6 April 2012. The Code was revised to reflect developments in policy in respect of the delivery of Official Controls for food. The key changes relate to the embedding of the recommendations from the Public Inquiry following the E.Coli O157outbreak in South Wales in 2005 and changes to the qualification requirements for officers to seize and detain food.
The Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance, as well as relevant legislation and documents, can be found at the links below.
If you have any queries about the Code of Practice and/or Practice Guidance please contact:
Enforcement and Local Authority Delivery
1st floor, Aviation House
London, WC2B 6NH
tel: 020 7276 8503
The practice guidance was updated in February 2012. A letter was sent to local authorities outlining the main alterations to the document.
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Tuesday 17 June 2008
The Food Law Code of Practice and associated Practice Guidance refer to a number of documents and pieces of legislation. The Food Standards Agency has provided access to the documents and links to the relevant legislation.