Food safety regulations
How the EU food regulation affects you depends on the size and type of your business. The three basic EU food hygiene regulations are:
- Regulation (EC) 852/2004 - covers the hygiene of foodstuffs
- Regulation (EC) 853/2004 - covers specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin
- Regulation (EC) 854/2004 - covers specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption
For information about the other legal requirements and regulations visit the Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards agency also have information on allergens and intolerances and what your responsibilities are.
Food hygiene training
All food handling staff must have adequate training, or be instructed and supervised to ensure that food is handled safely. In most cases Level 2 Food Safety qualifications are sufficient but supervisors and managers should aim for Level 3.
We offer eight online Level 2 training courses for £35 per course per person. For details of the courses and how to apply download and fill out the form.
Food safety management system
Every food business operator must take a risk-based approach towards food safety and implement a food safety management system. This should be based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.
Safer food, better business packs
The Food Standards Agency has developed the safer food, better business pack. It will help you to:
- meet the regulations
- show what you do to make food safely
- train staff
- protect your business' reputation
- improve your business, for example by wasting less food