18th January 2023
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recently concluded a 12 week consultation seeking views from the food and drink industry on proposed amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice.
The proposals involve fundamental changes to the food standards delivery model within the Food Law Code namely the introduction of a:
According to the FSA, the new model will allow local authorities to have flexibility to use any of the official control methods and techniques available and direct local authority resource to where it is most needed to tackle risk in the food chain.
The consultation closed on 9 January 2023 and the FSA expects to publish a summary of responses received within three months of the closing date. The Food & Drink team will update you with the resultant changes to the Food Law Code in due course.