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The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations (FH(E)R 2013) 2013 revoke and re-enact with some changes the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/14 and consolidates existing food hygiene legislation.
These Regulations provide for the execution and enforcement of EU applicable instruments. These are
Regulation (EC) 852/2004 (EC Reg 852/2004) on the general hygiene of foodstuffs
Regulation (EC) 853/2004 (EC Reg 853/2004) laying down specific hygiene rules for products of animal origin
Regulation (EC) 854/2004( EC Reg 854/2004) laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption
The FSH(E)R 2013, SI 2013/2996 apply principally to 'food businesses' and 'food business operators'. These regulations create the presumption that specified food is intended for human consumption.
The definitions of a ‘food business’ and a ‘food business operator’ are laid down in Article 3 of Regulation EC 178/2002 (the General Principals and Requirements of Food Law) (EC Reg 178/2002).
A 'food business' means any undertaking, whether for profit or not, and whether public or private, carrying out any of the activities related to any stage of the production, processing and distribution of food.
A 'food business operator' means the natural or legal persons responsible for ensuring compliance with food law in the food
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