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Artisan and small scale food producers face big hurdles dealing with the law, which is complex and ever changing and carries big bills when you get it wrong. What may seem reasonable for industrial and commodity food producers becomes a heavy and unreasonable burden for the small scale food producer.

This is where Artisan Food Law comes in to provide support and help navigate a way through the minefield.

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Artisan Food Law looks at the law through the eyes of artisan and small scale food producers, helps to redress the balance and act as an advocate for those working with integrity and respect for what nature provides and whose knowledge and skill combine to produce great food.

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20.08.2015 - 16:34
Hygiene Flexibilities - Fit for Purpose?

Do EU hygiene rules unduly constrain artisan food producers in the quality and range of food they are able to make? Artisan Food Law is working with Slow Food International on a study across Europe into this critical issue. The first stage will focus on artisan cheese and dairy production and we will be using the opportunity presented by Slow Cheese in Bra, Italy next month to further our research.

The refrain that EU food hygiene rules are excessive and place a disproportionate burden on small scale food producers is often heard, usually expressed in a despairing tone of voice. What may be reasonable in regulating industrial and factory processed food is out of all proportion to what is necessary in small scale food production. Do you have a story to tell? We would like to hear from you ... read on.