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An introduction to food law


14-15 November 2017
6-7 March 2018
6-7 November 2018


Members £875 + VAT
Non–members £1135 + VAT

Venue: Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

Benefits of attending

All aspects of the food industry, from production and processing to packaging, are governed by an extensive system of laws, regulations, codes of practice and guidance. The course provides a valuable introduction to UK and EU law and other relevant information controlling food and drink manufacture. It is designed for those new to the food industry or those wanting a broad overview of the practicalities of food legislation, and is particularly appropriate for food quality assurance and product development personnel to ensure that they have a solid grounding in the most relevant legislation.

This course does not cover food labelling, Campden BRI's Food and Drink Labelling course provides in-depth training on labelling.

training content

The course will provide an introduction to a wide range of food legislative areas in 7 sessions:

General Food Law
• The origin, purpose and nature of UK and EU food law
• General food safety requirements; offences, due diligence, traceability and product recall
• Consumer protection obligations, including product safety and liability
• Trade marks, patents and intellectual property

Chemical Safety
• Chemical food safety; additives, processing aids, contaminants, residues and food contact materials
• Standards for Particular Product Types
• GM, novel and organic foods
• Compositional standards

Weights and Measures
• Quality control, the ‘average system’ and quantity marking

• Addition of vitamins and minerals and other substances to food
• Food supplements

Biological Safety
• Food hygiene controls
• Irradiation

Business Responsibilities and Enforcement
• Withdrawal and recall
• Enforcement and prosecutions


 Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will:

• Be aware how legislation is developed, applied and enforced
• Have an understanding of the practical implications of food law for their business
• Be able to access current legislative information

Alison Sharper – Event Director

This course can be customised and is available in house

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Next Steps

Food and drink labelling

Nutrition and health claims

Related resources

  • Food law notes: Complete on–line reference guide to UK and EU food law, codes of practice and guidance
  • Food law alert: Prompt, succinct news of developments in UK/EU food law. Available to subscribers fortnightly.

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at