Understanding Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations

All food and drinks businesses, irrespective of size, involved in production, processing, transporting, selling or giving away of anything edible are covered by Food Regulations. Whether for charity events or in a supermarket - food hygiene and safety regulations apply. It is you - the 'food business operator' who is legally accountable for ensuring that you understand your responsibilities under the law.

A handbook for B and Bs; churches & charity caterers; butchers & delicatessens; care homes; caterers & catering suppliers; chefs & commercial kitchens; farmers & farmers' markets; food ingredient suppliers; food manufacturers; food packaging suppliers & contractors; health food shops: hotel & restaurant managers; schools & hospitals; grocers & supermarkets

Understanding Food Hygiene Handbook

Reference book for the Food Rules

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In food law, lack of knowledge is no defence. You need proof that you are complying with food hygiene and safety laws. This is called due diligence - proof you are taking all reasonable steps to produce safe food.

'Understanding HACCP and Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations’ clearly sets out what is required of you in simple language. Our 100 page Handbook is essential reading for any food business operator..

Understanding Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations


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  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Risk
  4. Safe Food
  5. Placing on the Market
  6. Registration
  7. HACCP
  8. Traceability
  9. Premises
  10. Equipment
  11. Personal Hygiene
  12. Health and Safety
  13. Labelling
  14. Allergens
  15. Temperature
  16. Training