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Food Safety Regulations

Food business operators have responsibilities under food safety legislation. Most importantly they must ensure that the food or drink they produce is safe.

Every food business will have different risks, depending upon the type of food that is prepared and the way in which it is produced and handled.

The main pieces of legislation that cover general food business are:

There are a number of other food safety laws, some of which cover specific products.

For further information:

  • Contact: Food, Health and Safety Team
  • Email: env.health@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 212491
  • Fax: 01768 890732
  • Address: Environmental Services Section, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG

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