The new food hygiene laws apply in the UK from 1st January 2006. They affect all food businesses, including caterers, primary producers (such as farmers), manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
There are a number of new EC Regulations, which apply directly to food businesses in the UK, and also national legislation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You'll find the new Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 attached to this Training News entry. They need to be read in conjunction with Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs which is attached to Training News entry “Regulation (EC) No 852/2004”.Where necessary REHIS syllabuses, examinations and resources are in the process of being changed to reflect these new Regulations.
Peter Midgely from the Food Standards Agency Scotland will be giving a presentation on the new law at the Trainers' Update Course in Dundee on the 8th February 2006.Following that event guidance and relevant information will be sent to Training Centres to allow them to modify their presentations.