Local authority prosecutions

Local authority prosecutions guidance:

Jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal to hear challenges to food law decisions The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) is the designated tribunal for...

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What are the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013? The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations (FH(E)R 2013) 2013 revoke and re-enact with some changes the Food Safety and...

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All criminal cases begin in the magistrates' court however serious the offence. There are a number of ways of commencing criminal proceedings in England and Wales: • the...

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Applicable legislation and definitions The main piece of legislation relevant to food product recalls is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. This EU...

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The offence of contravening or failing to comply with the food hygiene requirements—Regulation 19(1) By Regulation 19(1) of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England)...

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A local authority may use a variety of means to ensure businesses meet their responsibilities under the Food Safety Act 1990 (FSA 1990) and Codes of Practice including...

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Legal requirements of an information There are a number of ways of commencing criminal proceedings in England and Wales: • charge at the police station following arrest...

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Background to the reforms Prior to reform, regulation and enforcement of consumer protection law was piecemeal, spanning some sixty discrete pieces of legislation which...

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Who enforces the food safety and hygiene regulations? Under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R 2013), SI 2013/2996, the nature of the food...

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This Practice Note considers the law and practice in relation to food advertising to consumers, including: • Legislative framework • General considerations regarding food...

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What is a remedial action notice? A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local authority, where there...

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Food labelling law changes Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (FIC) established the general principles,...

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Rendering food injurious to health Every London borough council, district council or non-metropolitan county council is the 'food authority' for the purposes of enforcing...

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What are hygiene improvement notices? Hygiene improvement notices are used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local authority, to...

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Enforcement of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) is often achieved through the service of statutory Improvement Notices and Prohibition...

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What are the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (FSH(E)R), SI 2013/2996 consolidate the provisions...

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