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Regulating Our Future - Amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (Wales)

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

About this consultation

This consultation is of interest to local authorities, food businesses and consumers in Wales

Consultation subject

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

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

  • change the process of food business registration
  • make changes to the application of the food hygiene intervention rating scheme to ensure interventions are appropriately targeted to maximise the impact on non-compliant food businesses 
  • to recognise national inspection strategies 
  • obtain early views from stakeholders on other co-dependent aspects of the ROF programme still in development

Consultation purpose

The FSA 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 food business
  • enable the targeting of resources to maximise the impact on non-compliant businesses through amendments to the food establishment intervention rating scheme
  • recognise NIS, creating better alignment between the Code and Primary Authority

Views are also invited to help inform the future development of local authority performance measures so more meaningful and real-time assessment of  LA delivery of its obligations are possible.

Consultation Pack

Comments and views

All comments and views should be sent to:

Daniel Morelli
Local Authority Partnership Manager

Local Authority Partnership Team
Food Standards Agency
11th Floor
Southgate House
Wood Street
CF10 1EW

Tel:     029 2067 8902

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.