Food Safety/Environmental Health
Food Safety and Environmental Health offences are a specialist area for Richard Wood of Criminal Matters. He is able to help his clients with any enforcement action, criminal investigation or prosecution by a governing food authority in England or Wales. This could include an Environmental Health Department or Trading Standard Department of Borough, County or District Council.
The volume of regulations are increasing, such as the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Hygiene Regulations of 2006 and the Food Law Code of Practice. This means that it is easier to find yourself in breach. This could be something as simple as failure to comply with an Improvement Notice.
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Regulations can be unclear, and can place a burden on individuals and businesses to act. Richard can help make these regulations clear, and help you to understand exactly what it is that you’ve done wrong. A criminal investigation and/or prosecution can have devastating consequences for a business or individual. Richard has extensive experience of advising on the risk of criminal offences being committed and also giving guidance to businesses about their exposure to criminal penalties. We have recently dealt with prosecutions in a large hotel chain, and famous fast food retail outlets.
What a client said about Richard Wood:
“To be able to walk away from this whole affair intact is completely down to you, and I will be forever grateful. If ever I or any of my friends require criminal legal help, I will know exactly who to turn to. Thank you so much. I really can’t express how much I appreciate your efforts.”
Included within Food Safety:
Are you the owner of a food business? If so, you will have noticed the increase in regulations upon your business. The risk of you becoming involved with the Health & Safety Executive and/or the Local Authority Environmental Health Officers has become so much greater, leading to a heightened prospect of you being charged with a food hygiene offence.
Richard find’s that these types of enforcement proceedings begin with an allegation of food poisoning from a customer, or the perceived risk of food poisoning from the alleged condition of your premises when visited by Environmental Health Officers. He can help clients in any enforcement action, criminal investigation or prosecution by a governing food authority.
You will have to consider the implications for your business under the Food Safety Act 1990, Food Hygiene Regulations of 2006, the Food Law Code of Practice, and the large number of EC Directives. You may have been served with an Improvement Notice or allegedly be in breach of one, or any other enforcement measure. Richard Wood can help make these regulations clear and help you understand the logistics of the case.
PLEASE CALL ON 0800 4334 613 FOR A FREE AND WITHOUT OBLIGATION DISCUSSION ABOUT FOOD SAFETY / HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH YOUR CASE, OR SEND AN ENQUIRY FOR QUICK ADVICE.