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Consultation on proposed changes to the Food Law Code of Practice (England) in relation to a new food standards delivery model

England specific

A consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on proposed changes to the Food Law Code of Practice (the Code) in England, to implement a new food standards delivery model.

Last updated: 10 January 2023

This consultation will be of most interest to: 

  • Competent Authorities - Local Authorities (LAs)  
  • food businesses  
  • professional awarding bodies for environmental health and trading standards professionals  
  • Trade Unions and expert groups may also have an interest  

Consultation subject 

The proposed changes to the Code will implement a new food standards delivery model, including increasing the flexibility local authorities have to use official control methods and techniques, and direct local authority resource to where it is most needed to tackle risk in the food chain.  

Purpose of this consultation 

To seek stakeholder views on the proposed changes to the Code that are necessary to introduce the new food standards delivery model.  

Consultation pack 

Review of the Food Law Code of Practice for the Food Standards Delivery Model (England) full consultation pack



How to respond 

Please use the consultation response form to provide your comments. You may use either the interactive PDF or Word document version of the form. The consultation response form should then be emailed to


Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

You can find information on how we handle data provided in response to consultations in our Consultations privacy notice.

Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.