The Food Safety Act 1990 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 provide the frameworks for food hygiene and health and safety legislation in the United Kingdom.
New sentencing guidelines were issued in February 2016 which have substantially increased fines for breaches of food hygiene legislation. There is no longer a £20,000 maximum fine for offences tried in a Magistrates Court.
Our environmental health consultants are fully conversant with these regulations and the EU regulations that they have implemented. They have extensive enforcement experience so recognise situations when EHOs will and won’t take legal action. They can liaise confidently with EHOs or challenge their decisions if required.
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