Food law: an overview, live online tutor-led training course


22 October 2024


Members - £470 + VAT
Non-members - £599 + VAT



 Delegate feedback (2023 & 2024):

  • The tutors were very clear and interesting, they included appropriate content and level of detail.
  • Very engaging, really informative. 
  • They were extremely clear and they provided very good examples! I loved the fact that they explained everything and not read the slides. 
  • Great presenters with not an easy topic.
  • Excellent material and presenters. Easy to understand and to follow. 
  • Very informative, well presented.
  • Tutors were very knowledgeable in a very practical way.
  • Clear perspective, great and comprehensive presentation.


Benefits of attending

All aspects of the food industry, from new product development and processing to packaging and logistics are governed by an extensive system of laws, regulations, codes of practice and guidance. This half day course provides a valuable top line introduction to UK and harmonised EU law and other relevant information controlling food and drink production.

It is designed to provide a broad overview of the wider aspects of food legislation and is particularly appropriate for senior management, technical managers and quality assurance personnel to ensure that they have an understanding of legislation affecting their business.

The course does not cover food labelling, our Food and Drink Labelling course provides in-depth training in this area.

The course will be delivered live online over the course of one morning (0900 - 1330 hours), participants will be sent log in details for a Microsoft Teams session.

Training Course content

  • General Food Law: food safety, offences, due diligence, traceability, consumer protection obligations
  • Chemical Food Safety: additives, contaminants, food contact materials
  • Biological Safety: food hygiene
  • Compositional Standards: fortification, organic, novel, GM foods
  • Weights and Measures: the ‘average system’ and quantity marking
  • Enforcement: withdrawal and recall, enforcement and prosecutions, business responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Be aware how legislation is developed, applied and enforced
  • Gain an overview of how food law impacts their business
  • Be able to access current legislative information

This course can be customised and is available in house - please contact for more information.

Event Director - Helen French

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Further information

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