Food Law Code of Practice (Northern Ireland) 2016

The current Food Law Code of Practice for Northern Ireland came into operation in February 2016. Details of the main changes are available.

Changes published in 2016

Main changes

  • Revised and clarified arrangements for food establishment registration and inspections of mobile food establishments and ships and aircrafts to remove unnecessary regulatory activity.
  • Revised competency and qualification requirements for district council officers engaged in official controls and other regulatory activities to better target enforcement resources and ensure greater consistency.

The current Food Law Code of Practice (Northern Ireland) and the Food Law Practice Guidance (Northern Ireland) can be found at the links below. The changes in the Food Law Code of Practice 2016 are underpinned by the revised Food Law Practice Guidance 2016.

If you have any queries about the Food Law Code of Practice (Northern Ireland) please contact:

Tracy Doherty
Local Authority Policy and Delivery Team
10 A-C Clarendon Road
Belfast BT1 3BG
tel: 028 9041 7731
email: tracy.doherty@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

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