The law relating to food safety and hygiene predominantly comes from Europe, and this by its nature means that it is an exceptionally complex area of law. If therefore you find yourself under investigation by the Food Standards Agency or Local Authority, it is vital that you seek legal advice from a food law specialist who has the right skills and knowledge to be able to properly navigate the relevant regulations and legislation to fully protect your interests.
Examples of the types of failings that can lead to prosecution include the provision of food which is damaging to health or otherwise unfit for human consumption, falsely describing or presenting food, or failing to withdraw food which is not in compliance with food safety requirements.
Any business involved in the food industry needs to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards now more than ever. Prosecutions for breaches of the food hygiene regulations are becoming increasingly prevalent and generally occur after numerous rigorous inspections. A successful conviction could result in an unlimited fine, or even a term of imprisonment.
If you find yourself under investigation, in receipt of an enforcement notice or the subject of a prosecution by the Food Standards Agency, Local Authority, or Trading Standards, contact one of our specialist lawyers today. We can assist you with representation at interviews under caution, making representations to the relevant enforcement agency, reviewing the evidence with you and carefully explaining the law, your options, and the consequences throughout. For more information contact any one of our team, or alternatively you can click here to provide us with your details, and one of the team will get in touch with you.
While we continue to instruct QCs and specialist independent barristers where the case requires it, we believe that by instructing our own advocates in Court proceedings, we are able to provide you with an unparalleled and seamless service by combining the best practices and features of the independent bar with the support structure of an established law firm. Reeds Solicitors are able to offer you the benefit of our own integrated Chambers. We do not just offer ‘in-house advocates’ but have a highly respected team of experienced barristers and solicitor advocates – all of whom have been carefully selected by us based on performance – not only for their courtroom skills – but also for their dedication, judgement and absolute commitment to our client-centred approach. You can if you wish, instruct one of our advocates directly to deal with your case. For more information, please click here to be directed to our Chambers site.
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