Producing and distributing food


  1. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

  2. Food business registration

    You must register with the council to run a food business - fines, penalties

  3. Food labelling and packaging

    Food and drink labelling and packaging regulations - what you must show, warnings, health and organic labels and packaging standards

  4. Food safety - your responsibilities

    The food safety and hygiene regulations you must follow - the law, regulations

  5. Make an HACCP food plan

    If you run a food business you must have a hazard analysis plan (HACCP) to meet food safety and hygiene standards

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Food labelling: giving food information to consumers
  2. Food standards: labelling, durability and composition
  3. Eggs: trade regulations
  4. Marketing standards for fresh fruit and vegetables
  5. Food certification and assurance schemes
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News and communications

  1. China lifts ban on exports of British beef
  2. Owen Paterson's speech to the Scotch Whisky Association
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Research and statistics

  1. Pesticide usage survey: grassland and fodder crops in the United Kingdom, 2017
  2. Pesticide residues in food: quarterly monitoring results for 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Food labelling: amending laws
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Export of pig meat and offal to China in 2011 to 2012
  2. EuropaBio event and Bayer meeting in January 2014
  3. Contacts with Oxitec Ltd since 1 January 2013
  4. UK imports of marine and other fish
  5. Communications and meetings with EuropaBio since 15 July 2014
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