FSA News Item, 24 June 2013
The Agency has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Food Law Code of Practice. The consultation runs until 17 September 2013.
The Food Law Code of Practice provides statutory guidance to local authorities on the way in which they should carry out official controls at food businesses and enforce food law.
The Code requires periodic revision so that it continues to reflect current enforcement practices and priorities, and continues to support local authorities in ensuring that the delivery of official controls is proportionate, risk based, effective and consistent.
The current consultation seeks the views of stakeholders on the following changes to the Code:
These changes aim to ensure that the delivery of official controls is targeted at those businesses where intervention is necessary and that food business operators comply with food law.
A similar consultation on the Feed Law Code of Practice will take place in the autumn of 2013.
Copies of the following are available on this site: