The Food Law Code of Practice (Wales) Review 2018

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is inviting comments on proposed amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (Wales) (the code).

The Food Law Code of Practice (Wales) provides direction and guidelines on the execution and enforcement of food law. It is issued under section 40 of the Food Safety Act and associated regulations and sets-out authoritative instructions and criteria to which Food Authorities must have regard.

The FSA is particularly seeking comments on amendments that aim to:

  • Address comments provided by stakeholders in response to a consultation in 2015
  • Update and provide additional guidance on food incidents and dealing with criminality, i.e. food fraud and food crime
  • Improve the presentation, structure and layout of the document and provide additional clarification on the execution and enforcement of food law to enhance consistency in delivery by Food Authorities in Wales

The closing date for comments is 23 February 2018. 

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