St Pauls Chambers are able to provide skilled counsel as food safety lawyers to defend or prosecute breaches of food safety laws and regulations.
Food safety law is governed by the Food Safety Act 1990, which is of crucial importance to all producers and suppliers of food. The Act provides the framework for food legislation in Great Britain.
The Food Standards Agency is responsible to central government for the control of food safety regulations. Another facet of food safety law is the General Food Law Regulation (EC) 178/2002 and the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
The Act and subsidiary legislation set out the responsibilities of businesses to ensure that:
The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulation 2013 made provision for the enforcement of specific provisions of EU Regulation 178/2002.
Several criminal offenses are created by the Food Safety Act 1990.
The Regulatory team at St Pauls receives instructions for the prosecution and defence of food safety offences, in particular weights, measures, packaged goods regulations, and the defence of due diligence. For legal advice or representation regarding food hygiene and food safety regulations, please contact us.
Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.
St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.
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