A Guide to the Food Safety Act 1990
- Price: £3.60
- Published: July 2014
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Food Safety Act 1990 (the 'Act') applies to any business that is involved with the production, processing, distribution, transport, import, export, presenting, labelling, storage or sale of food. This includes self-employed people, non-profit organisations, farmers, growers, caterers and retailers. However, farms that only rear animals and sell them live are exempt from the requirements of the Act.
The Act applies in England, Scotland and Wales. In Northern Ireland food safety is governed by the Food Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1991, which imposes broadly similar requirements.