Your voice in Europe
Most food regulations start their life in Europe and are then implemented in the UK. Until now, UK small food businesses have had little or no input to the consultation process either in Europe or the UK. As a result, some impractical and poorly thought through food regulations have been introduced. How to get a voice
Join the Food Solutions Nutrition Information Campaign
Meals served to the public will be compelled to carry an energy statement
Last year the law came into force demanding information is available about any allergens in food served to the public. Next year the law will demand nutrition values on pre-packed foods and some 'experts' are demanding it on meals too. That would mean caterers would have to show how many calories are in every meal being served to the public.
If this pressure succeeds and you run a restaurant, takeaway, delicatessen, school canteen or produce food at home for sale to the public you will be forced to display energy levels on your products. That means energy as kilojoules AND kilocalories and all the other nutrients in grams.
Experts are saying "To prevent obesity we think every meal served should have an energy statement."
Individual food businesses in the UK need to act as one and that means joining Food Solutions to stop this happening. There are costs involved in mounting this campaign.
If you are not already a Food Solutions Europe Member, we are asking you to join Food Solutions as a temporary member for £5 to participate in this campaign. (After you have made your payment through Paypal, click the link on the bottom of the confirmation page to return to Food Solutions and access the survey)
By working as a united force we can prevent this ludicrous proposal from seeing the light of day.
Could you give accurate nutrition information for each of your meals? More info
Improve and maintain your Food Hygiene Rating
Food Regulations apply to all food businesses from supermarkets to farm shops, delicatessens, B and B's and charities. Our Food Hygiene Improvement Pack makes getting the top score in your inspection easier Find out more
Food labels - problem solved
We have also been working on a labelling resource to help you with the complex problem of food labelling. Our labelling website includes example labels, links to the regulations, directives and guidance on food labelling. This means you can find the infomation you need quickly and easily, saving you time and money. More on labelling
See our latest newsletter online - nutrition information on loose foods? Could you do this? Make your voice heard.
Food Safety Booklets
Food Solutions has produced a number of booklets to help anyone in a food business to understand food regulations.
Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations made easy. This quick Reference Handbook - gives a useful introduction to the main Food Hygiene and Food Safety Regulations. Written in plain English, easy to read and understand.
Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations made easy for Food Handlers - provides a quick reference to the food safety and hygiene rules. It is easy to understand, avoiding jargon and provides an excellent basis for further in-house or external training of food handlers.
Understanding Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations Handbook. The food hygiene safety laws say there are things you must do. This handbook tells you why the laws are there, who must comply with them, and what you must do to comply.
Nutrition Information on ready to eat foods
Experts are saying "To prevent obesity we think every meal served should have at least an energy statement"
Could you provide accurate nutrition information for every meal you serve? More info
Charges for routine food safety inspections
Inspection bodies strapped for cash are trying to persuade the EU to introduce mandatory charging for inspections - how would your business fund these inspections? More info
Regulation Impact Assessments
There is currently no legal requirement for an impact assessment on businesses before a regulation is introduced, we think there should be.
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