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The a-Z of Food Safety

The a-Z of Food Safety

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These regulations are extensive and incorporate many exceptions to same with

respect to specific foodstuffs.

The regulations require that labels for most food for human consumption must

incorporate the following:

a)name of the food;

b)an ingredients list in weight in descending order;

c)a best beforedate or, in the case of perishable or high risk foods, a use

bydate;

d)any special storage information;

e)the name and address of the manufacturer, supplier or packer; and

f)an indication as to whether the food has been irradiated.

The following foodstuffs are exempted:

a)uncut fresh fruit and vegetables;

b)bread;

c)chewing gum;

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d)flour confectionery;

e)sugar, vinegar, cooking and table salt.

These regulations also deal with specific requirements for:

a)vending machines;

b)pre-packed food;

c)alcoholic drinks;

d)raw milk;

e)nutritional claims;

f)medicinal properties;

g)baby food;

h)misleading labels; and

i)the use of certain terms, such as ‘cream’, ‘cheese’ and ‘wine’.

Certain specific foods are governed by particular regulations, such as:

a)Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulations 2003

b)Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (England) Regulations 2003;

c)Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England) Regulations 2003;

d)Jam and Similar Products Regulations 2003; and

e)Honey Regulations 2003.

Additives

‘Best before’ date

Compositional requirements

Date marking

Food Hazard Warning System

High risk foods

‘Natural’ foods

‘Sale’ (of food)

‘Sell by’ date

Shelf life (definition)

Stock control and rotation

‘Use by’ date

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