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Regulating Our Future - amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (England)

England specific
The FSA welcomes stakeholders’ views on the proposed amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (England)

About this consultation

This consultation is of interest to enforcement authorities, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of food products in England.  

Consultation subject

The Regulating Our Future (ROF) Programme aims to modernise how food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are regulated, to ensure that our food is safe and what it says it is. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is planning to review the Food Law Code of Practice (Code) for England to:

  • change the process of food business registration
  • make changes to the application of the Food Establishment Intervention Rating Scheme 
  • recognise national inspection strategies
  • obtain early views from stakeholders on other co-dependent aspects still in development 

Consultation purpose

We welcome views on the proposals to amend the Code to operationalise the first phase of ROF related changes. These changes will:

  • enable the new digital approach to the process of registration for new business
  • enable the targeting of resources to maximise the impact on non-compliant businesses through amendments to the Food Establishment Intervention Rating Scheme
  • recognise national inspection strategies, creating better alignment between the Code and Primary Authority.

We would also invite views to help inform the future development of local authority (LA) performance measures so more meaningful and real-time assessment of an LA's delivery of its obligations are possible.

Consultation pack

Comments and views

All comments and views should be sent to:
James Grave
Regulatory Standards and Assurance
Floor 6
Clive House
70 Petty France
Tel: 07967 817328   

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.

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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.