Food Hygiene

Clarkson Hirst Solicitors Limited

Companies and individuals operating in the food industry are among the most heavily regulated in this country. The regulations are so detailed and far reaching that you can spend a lot of your time simply trying to avoid breaching them. Or you can use the services of an experienced law firm to save you time, money and anxiety. FACT The food industry is governed by UK and European regulations. Some EU regulations replace UK ones and vice versa. All regulations are subject to constant change.

The Facts

  • The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 contain 34 sections, hundreds of subsections and 7 schedules.
  • All staff must be trained and constantly supervised. The proprietor is personally and legally responsible to see that happens.
  • You are constantly monitored by local government, consumer organisations, laboratories, industry organisations and research organisations.
  • Breaches of the regulations can result in civil claims, sanctions by professional bodies and criminal proceedings in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

To protect you and give you peace of mind, you need a lawyer who knows the regulations, can negotiate with the enforcement agencies and vigorously defend any proceedings taken against you.

We are an established firm with offices in Lancaster and throughout Cumbria. We have a specialist regulatory law department with experienced, dedicated solicitors who can offer you the best advice in all aspects of UK and EU regulations, including not only Food Safety, but Health & Safety, Environmental Protection and Licensing.

For an in initial free consultation please contact the office on 01524 39760.