Covering food and feed law in England and Wales, this book is written for practitioners and students, Food Law covers developments, discusses matters of particular difficulty, explains the torrent of legislation putting it in to context and covers relevant case law using illustrative examples where possible.
The scope of food and feed law in England and Wales is ever widening. Brexit has had a huge impact, particularly on Consumer Law, and this is reflected in the new edition. The fourth edition covers:
- The effect of Brexit and retained EU Law- Implications of the Food Standards Agency's 'Regulating our Future' agenda - Major changes to hygiene legislation - Sentencing Council and breach of food safety and food hygiene regulations - Food Law Code of Practice 2021 - Food Information Regulations (FIR) and Natasha's Law amendments.
It also covers the law in related fields such as marketing standards for agricultural products, community consumer protection as well as changes in the machinery of Government and covers the powers that have been given to DEFRA and the Department of Health and the decision by the Scottish Government to legislate and to take full control of Food Law for Scotland as a result of these powers.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The development of modern food law Chapter 2: Central and local government control of food Chapter 3: General principles and requirements of Community food law Chapter 4: Food Safety Act 1990: extent, subordinate legislative powers, interpretation and presumptions Chapter 5: Food safety: rendering food injunctions to health and inspection and seizure of suspected food Chapter 6: Food safety: unhygienic food businesses Chapter 7: Hazards, warning systems, emergencies and crisis management Chapter 8: Consumer protection: general offences Chapter 9: Food labelling and advertising Chapter 10: Food standards and descriptions Chapter 11: Food claims and nutrition Chapter 12: Food safety: additives, contaminants, flavourings, contact materials, residues and other substances in food Chapter 13: Food hygiene: general Chapter 14: Food hygiene: production and importation of products of animal origin for human consumption Chapter 15: Food preparation and temperature controls: miscellaneous provisions Chapter 16: Quantity and price marking requirements Chapter 17: Feeding stuffs Chapter 18: Enforcement: official controls on food and feed Chapter 19: Enforcement: prosecutions and evidence Chapter 20: Strict liability, defences etc Chapter 21: Civil remedies