3 main aims
- Protect food
- Stop unsuitable foods from entering the food chain
- Reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses
Types of legislation
New food legislation came into action on the 31st December 2013.
Affects all food businesses:
- Primary producers e.g. farmers
The legislation was brought from the EU Parliament.
Topics covered by the legislation
Production of unsuitable foods
Labelling of food
Control of food poisoning
Hygiene of premises, equipment and staff
Water supply and washing facilities
General health and safety