FSA brings Food Safety Act up to speed

Posted on 1 May 2009 by The Manufacturer

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published an updated version of the Food Safety Act 1990 which all food businesses on the mainland UK must adhere to.

The guidance, which replaces the former guide ‘The Food Safety Act 1990 and You’, has been updated to take account of amendments to the Act in the General Food Regulations 2004 and the Food Safety Act 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2004.

The FSA say the Act’s key concerns are:

• to ensure you do not include anything in food, remove anything from food or treat food in any way which means it would be damaging to the health of people eating it

• to ensure that the food you serve or sell is of the nature, substance or quality which consumers would expect

• to ensure that the food is labelled, advertised and presented in a way that is not false or misleading.

The 2009 edition is available as a PDF by clicking here.