Food Legislation of the UK - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407003576, 9781483182636

Food Legislation of the UK

1st Edition

A Concise Guide

Authors: D J Jukes
eBook ISBN: 9781483182636
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th May 1984
Page Count: 132
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Food Legislation of the UK: A Concise Guide contains the legislative controls that regulate the work of food technologists in the United Kingdom. The book reviews the "Food and Drugs Act 1955 (as amended)" which provides for the control of food composition, labeling, and hygiene through the issuance of Regulations as Statutory Instruments. The text also discusses other acts and regulations concerning the sale of products, trade descriptions, weights, and measures. England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland have different food laws and acts. In general these acts provide for the preparation and sale of milk, dairies, and cream substitutes; for the regulation of markets, slaughterhouse, cold-air storage; and for administration and enforcement. The "Weights and Measures Act 1963 (as amended)" covers all aspects of weighing and measuring different kinds of foods (fresh or pre-packed). Miscellaneous acts concern control and prevention of pests, infestation of food, and enforcement of inspection authority. Other food regulations and orders establish certain food standards, control additives, prevention of contaminants, labeling supervision, hygiene check-up, and weight and measure inspection. The book can help students of food technology familiarize with legal standards followed in the industry, for technicians, or officers connected in food processing, hotels, and restaurant management.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 UK Food Law

3 Acts

3.1 Food and Drugs Acts 1955-1982

3.2 Weights and Measures Acts

3.3 Miscellaneous Acts

4 Food Regulations and Orders

4.1 A-Z Food Standards

4.2 Additives

4.3 Contaminants

4.4 Labelling

4.5 Hygiene

4.6 Weights and Measures


1 A Regulations for Food Standards, Hygiene, Additives and Contaminants

B Regulations for Trade Descriptions and Weights and Measures

2 A Reports of the Food Standards Committee

B Reports of the Food Additives and Contaminant Committee

3 Codes of Practice

4 EEC Food Legislation

5 Useful Addresses

6 Current Proposals



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