Saturday, 26 March 2016
A wide range of food is available in Ireland today, and whether that food is produced by a large multi-national company or a small local food producer, it must be safe for consumers to eat.
The main purpose of food law is to ensure a safe food supply and to protect consumers’ interests in relation to food. When you start a food business you are regarded as a ‘food business operator’. It is your legal responsibility to make sure that your new business complies with food law and produces safe food.
When starting, or thinking of starting a new food business, there are many things to think about, such as your market, products, premises, recruitment, advertising and promotion. But you will also need to familiarise yourself with the aspects of food law that are relevant to your food business – and this guide will help you.