Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences


Dr D J Jukes

Welcome to to 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.

Please note that the official address for this site is However, access via the old addresses may still be possible.

Updated 'Food labelling in the UK' site based on the EU Food Information Regulation
See Food Labelling in the UK

These pages are available in two alternative formats:

Main Content

The following pages are frequently updated and should provide current information:


Key Topics

United Kingdom

European Union


Search Page
Key Events: 1988-2013
Internet Food Law Courses
Food Law Links

Archive Pages

The following pages are not maintained frequently and should be used with caution.

United Kingdom

Food Standards Agency - Useful Background links
Food Standards Agency - Factsheet
UK Food Regulations - Subject Listing
UK Control, Enforcement and Inspection


EFSA Information and Links
European Food Laws - Subject Listing - Listing by subject (under construction!)
Regulation 178/2002 (pdf file)
EU Background and Related Papers
European Court of Justice - Cases Relevant to Food Law


Food Law Internet Project (FLIP)
The Codex Alimentarius Commission - Current Status - Paper by David Jukes (December 1999)
The Role of Science in International Food Standards - Paper by David Jukes (June 2000)
Codex Documents:
WTO Documents: SPS Review Report (11 March 1999)

This page was first provided by David Jukes on 20th May 1996
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