FSA: Views sought on new Food Safety Act guidance

The Agency is consulting on a revised set of guidance notes for businesses on the Food Safety Act 1990.

The Food Safety Act 1990 is an important piece of legislation for food businesses and their customers. It sets out the legal obligations, in terms of food safety, for all businesses involved in the production, processing, storage, distribution and sale of food. The Act is vital in ensuring that the public has confidence in the safety of the food it buys.

Following various amendments to the Act over the last few years and other relevant legislation coming into force on food safety, the Agency has decided to revise the guidance notes that it produces for food businesses on the Act, to ensure they are as up-to-date and as helpful as possible.

The Agency is asking for any comments on the revised guidance notes by 21 July 2008 with a view to publishing the final version later on this year.

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