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An introduction to food law


6-7 November 2019
1-2 April 2020
3-4 November 2020


Members £895 + VAT
Non–members £1155 + VAT

From 2020

Members £899 + VAT
Non–members £1160 + 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 harmonised 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 Course content

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
• Trademarks, patents and intellectual property

Chemical Safety

• Chemical food safety; additives, processing aids
• Contaminants and residues
• Food contact materials

Biological Safety

• Food hygiene controls
• Irradiation

Standards for Particular Products

• Compositional standards
• Fortification - addition of vitamins and minerals and other substances to food
• Food supplements
• Food for specific groups
• Organic, novel and GM foods

Weights and Measures

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


• Business Responsibilities and Procedure
• 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
• Gain an understanding of the practical implications of food law for their business
• Be able to access current legislative information

Ellie Rathkey – 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