What knowing and understanding the acts mean to you:
Acts describe a legal defence of “due diligence” which enables some one to prove that they took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing an offence.
Offences under the act are liable to penalties of prison and / or unlimited fines.
Food safety is a scientific discipline describing: handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent food borne illness.
The Food Safety Acts 1990 and 1995 state that it is an offence to sell food which does not comply with food safety requirements:
"Render food injurious to health"
"Sell food which is not of the nature, substance or quality demanded"
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System of Food Safety Management is detailed by the Food Safety Standards Agency as the most effective way for food businesses to ensure customer protection.
The legislation 2006 requires all food operators to have in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure based on the HACCP principles.
It is a legal requirement and is very important that all food handlers receive basic HACCP training.
Health and Safety
If you employ five or more people you must have a written Health and Safety Policy.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the foundation of British Health & Safety Law. It describes the general duties that employers have towards their employees and towards members of the public.
Create your Health & Safety Policy to ensure your business complies with current Health & Safety requirements.
We carry out; Risk Assessments’, Fire Assessments’ and Accident Investigations.
We can develop your Method Statements, Safety Policies, Safe Systems of Work (SSAW) and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH).
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations require employers to provide suitable first aid equipment, facilities and personnel to enable immediate assistance to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
Regulations state that in order to provide first aid to injured or ill employees, a person shall not be suitable unless they have undergone:
"Such training and has such qualifications as the Health and Safety Executive may approve for the time being in respect of that case or class of case"
"Such additional training, if any, as may be appropriate in the circumstances of that case"