Food Health and safety regulationsWhat can possibly be the matter with these foods?  Well, food businesses need to be mindful of the Food Safety Information Regulations 2013  which come into force on 13th December 2014 and which have real significance for the presence of allergens – and both mustard and molluscs are right up there along with the likes of peanuts, soya and cereals.  There are 14 allergens listed in the new Regulations and if a food product, menu dish or food accompaniment contains any of them the consumer will need to be advised before they consume the food in question.

Many businesses will rightly consider they already do supply and serve safe food but under the new regulations they must provide safe food that is honestly described and presented.  This will be key.

There’s still some time to go and specific guidance on how to comply with the Regulations has yet to be issued but initiating a thorough review of all food safety procedures already in place maybe just as important preparation as the creation of a seafood feast.

Michael McGhie,  at Newnham & Jordan Solicitors is experienced in the defence of  Health & Safety prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive or Local Authorities.  Cases include acting for small to medium sized businesses; various matters including food safety, industrial injuries arising from unguarded machinery (including serious accidents arising from reckless operation by employee, investigations into asbestos removal processes and precautions, and issues with hazardous working practices such as unsafe securing of ladders to exterior of building and consequent serious injuries suffered by employee in accident).

 At Newnham & Jordan Solicitors we are able to assist and advise you with regard to a variety of Regulatory issues including Food Safety, Health & Safety industrial injuries arising from unguarded machinery (including serious accidents arising from reckless operation by employee, investigations into asbestos removal processes and precautions, and issues with hazardous working practices such as unsafe securing of ladders to exterior of building and consequent serious injuries suffered by employee in accident).

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This article is intended for general information purposes only and  shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. Newnham &   Jordan Solicitors, in Wimborne Dorset, cannot accept  responsibility for   any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in  respect of this   article or any external articles it may refer or link to.

Michael McGhie
Article by Michael McGhie
Michael began his career at one of the leading criminal litigation practices in Bournemouth. Since then he has worked for a number of high profile law firms across the country.

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