The Food Act 2014 has now officially been in effect as of the 1st March 2016 last week. There was a press release by MPI to announce the occasion and in case you missed it, you can find it here.
So what changes does it bring for everyone working in the food industry? For starters, it means that anyone starting a new business must now follow the new law. However, existing businesses have longer to make changes, and should check the transition timetable.
To better understand and follow the new law there are helpful resources on the MPI website. A good place to start is by visiting the “Where Do I Fit?” link on the Food Act 2014 page to see how the law applies to your business.
MPI have also released useful online and printable resources to guide you through the new law including:
- Food Act 2014 Posters aimed at raising awareness of the Act and encouraging businesses to find out what they need to do.
- Food safety posters that could be displayed in the kitchens of businesses such as restaurants and cafes.
- A Food Act 2014 map, especially designed to navigate new businesses through the law and get them started. It also gives a good overview of the law and the range of businesses it applies to.
If you require more help with the Food Act 2014 or need help with food safety, contact the MPI food safety helpline on 0800 00 83 33, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.