Food Law Guide
The Food Law Guide covers legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is republished every three months. References to Scottish legislation have been removed because FSA Scotland has published its own food and feed law guide. This will also be reviewed and updated every three months.
The first (and main) table lists all current food legislation, with details of associated EU legislation and links to any FSA guidance where this exists. Since the FSA’s change of remit earlier in 2010, food standards work in England has moved to Defra, and nutrition and dietary health work for England has moved to the Department of Health and for Wales to the Welsh Assembly Government. For legislation where responsibility for the English statutory instrument has moved out of the FSA, the new lead department is indicated in red, and gives details and links to the equivalent legislation in the other UK countries. The information in the guidance column is not a link to guidance for these English statutory instruments; it is a link to the appropriate lead department’s website. You will need to contact them to obtain the latest guidance on the legislation.
The second table lists current legislation specific to a UK country other than England.
The third table lists legislation where the responsibility is shared between the FSA and other Government departments.
The fourth table shows future legislation and when it is expected to come into effect.
The fifth table shows legislation revoked during the past 12 months.
The FSA also manages GRAIL, a searchable database of up-to-date legislation and guidance on those imported food products for which the FSA has lead responsibility. These are products of non-animal origin and fish and fishery products from non-European Union countries.