The Food Act 2014 - A New Regime For Food Businesses

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Business / Commerical

On 1 March 2016, the Food Act 2014 ("Act") came into force.  This put in place a new food safety and registration regime for businesses which are involved in food.  Gone is the one size fits all approach to food safety; the higher risk the business presents in relation to food the more obligations it will have and all businesses which have an involvement in food now have obligations under the new Act.

The table below summaries the obligations for existing food businesses, the sale and purchase of a food business and when a food business moves premises under the new Act.

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This information is intended to be general in nature.  You are strongly recommended to seek your own legal advice in relation to the matters dealt with here.

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