A Guide to the Food Safety Act 1990

The Food Safety Act 1990 (the 'Act') places responsibility on all businesses connected with the production and sale of food to ensure that it is safe to eat and that its description does not mislead consumers. The Act defines the penalties that will be imposed should a business not comply with the legislation, and makes provisions to protect consumers against false or misleading descriptions of food.

This factsheet explains the main steps you must take to ensure your business complies with the Act and the penalties for non-compliance. It also provides sources of further information.

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