Government begins regulatory review with food
Health & Safety news update 02/05/2012
The government has announced that it will be looking into the
way food manufacturing firms are regulated via its focus on
The plan is to give small businesses in the sector a voice in
order to review the way in which they are inspected and regulated
and how the laws are enforced.
Mark Prisk, the Business and Enterprise Minister, explained,
“Focus on Enforcement gives small businesses in food manufacturing
the chance to make a real difference to the way regulators visit,
inspect and advise and enforce the law."
“I want all small businesses involved in food manufacture, and
those that advise and assist them, to visit the site and tell us
their views,” he added.
The food and drink federation has welcomed the news that the
review will be starting with the food manufacturing industry. Its
director general, Melanie Leech, said that despite the need for
some regulations to ensure consumer confidence is maintained,
smaller businesses often bear the brunt of regulation.
She said, “Smaller members consistently tell us that Government
action to reduce the burden of regulation not only by making
necessary regulation smarter but through a better enforcement and
inspection regime could make a real difference to their ability to
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