EU Food Law

The Food Safety Act 1990 is the primary source of domestic food law in the UK, general food Regulation (EC) 178/2002 is the equivalent at the European level and has taken the lead role over the last decade with the 1990 Act providing the means of enforcement of the Regulation.

The Regulation applies to food and feed, and introduced new requirements concerning import, export, safety, traceability and withdrawal of products. The aim being to establish a comprehensive framework of food law from farm to fork.