Our food safety and food hygiene solicitors can help you or your business if you have to deal with an investigation or prosecution.
The Food Standards Agency is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK. It works with local authorities to enforce food safety legislation.
Local authorities have the power to inspect premises run by food business operators. If a breach of the laws governing food safety and food hygiene is identified, the local authority can commence an investigation against the food business operator, which could result in prosecution.
"He is one of the best regulatory lawyers I have worked with, and is very good at understanding the client's business perspective".
A conviction for food safety and food hygiene offences can lead to substantial fines and the risk of custodial sentences being imposed on individuals. There has been a dramatic increase in the level of fines since the new sentencing guidelines were introduced. They must be followed by courts when sentencing these types of offences.
We have considerable experience in representing food business operators in food safety and food hygiene investigations and prosecutions.
"James represented me in a regulatory dispute with a local authority; he was professional, personable, and had a deep understanding of the sector. I would have no hesitation recommending James".
What food safety and food hygiene cases do you deal with?
We deal with a broad range of food safety and food hygiene cases, including but not limited to:
If you or your business is notified that it is being investigated for a breach of food safety or food hygiene legislation, you should seek urgent advice from a specialist food safety and food hygiene lawyer. You should not try to handle it alone.