Food Law News - UK - 1996

21 August 1996: FOOD HYGIENE -Draft Retail Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice

British Retail Consortium Letter, 21 August 1996

Draft Retail Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice

The 1995 Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations allow for the issuing of Codes of Good Hygiene Practice which are recognised by the Ministers as providing guidance on the action to be taken to comply with the requirements of the Regulations. This type of document is based on provisions in Article 5 off the Directive on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs (EEC/93/43).

A Draft Retail Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice has now been circulated for comment. It has been prepared by a Working Party consisting of the British Retail Consortium, National Association of Master Bakers, Scottish Grocers Federation with input from LACOTS and the Department of Health.

The draft is based on a "template" for such Codes produced by the Department of Health. In addition to providing guidance on the General Food Hygiene Regulations, it also provides guidance on compliance with the 1995 Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations.

The British Retail Consortium is leading the Working Group and copies of the draft are available from them at Bedford House, 69/79 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW. The consultation period ends on 29 November 1996.

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