Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

Providng access to food law since May 1996

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Future of this site

Following discussions with the University of Reading, it is now expected that this site will be closing at the end of August 2024. I am grateful to those who have recently completed the survey and indicated how much they value the site and my work in keeping it running for the last 28 years. However, I have decided that the new requirements will need a significant effort - more than I am willing to provide.

I am however open to suggestions from anyone who might have an interest in taking over its running and hosting it at another location - and, of course, potentially adapting and improving it. Please send any offers to my Reading email address which can be found quite easily elsewhere on this site.

David Jukes

Welcome to the home page of 'Foodlaw-Reading'. Based at the University of Reading, UK, the site is maintained by Dr David Jukes. It seeks to provide easy access to sources of information on current food laws and its development. The main focus is on the UK and the EU although some additional information in international developments is also provided (especially issues linked to Codex and the WTO). It is hoped that it will also help those seeking to learn about and understand food law issues. Please note that it is maintained as time permits and updates may at times be delayed.


The UK left the EU at the end of 2020. Since 1 January 2021, UK legislation (except for Northern Ireland) is now separate from that of the European Union. These pages have been updated to reflect this change. For more details, see: UK Food Law - EU Legislation as Amended for the UK

Although the legal basis changed, most requirements relating to the sale of food products in the United Kingdom did not change. Changes to EU legislation since the UK left are not part of UK legislation - divergence in the requirements will become increasingly apparent.



Key Topics - Access to EU and UK Legislation



This site was first provided by David Jukes on 20th May 1996
To go to main Foodlaw-Reading Index page, click here.