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5Food Safety in the Public Sector

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Legislation

**PLEASE NOTE FOOD LEGISLATION IS CHANGED AND UPDATED PERIODICALLY - IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK ON CURRENT LEGISLATION WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER OR THE FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY BEFORE LETTING FOOD CONTRACTS **

The Food Safety Act 1990 provides the framework for all food legislation in Britain.  In January 2006, new EU food hygiene regulations have applied which aim to modernise, consolidate and simplify EU food hygiene legislation along with setting the controls which will apply throughout the food chain and public health protection.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has also produced a Regulatory Framework for decision making within the Agency setting out their core values.  In addition, the new Regulatory Enforcement & Sanctions Act 2008 puts in place a framework of regulatory sanctions to deal with non-compliance whilst ensuring regulators do not impose unnecessary burdens on food businesses.

More information can be accessed in the Legislative Frameworks in the Public Sector section.

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