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Development Department Working confidently with local food Christine M Morrison Environmental Health Officer Development Department Comhairle nan Eilean.

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1 Development Department Working confidently with local food Christine M Morrison Environmental Health Officer Development Department Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

2 Development Department Aims and objectives To explain - Environmental Health - Food Safety legislation - New business/local food supplier requirements

3 Development Department Environmental Health Food Safety Food Standard Health and Safety Public Health Built Environment Pollution Control Waste Management

4 Development Department Food Safety Legislation Law is a complex subject Acts & Regulations are difficult to interpret However, ignorance of the law is no defence

5 Development Department Enforcement Local Authority authorised officers include: –Environmental Health Officer (EHO) –Food Safety Officer (FSO)

6 Development Department Their duties include dealing with: Food premises inspection Food poisoning Food complaints Food hygiene training Food hazard alerts Food allergy alerts Planning applications Licensing applications “Home authority” referrals

7 Development Department Officer Duties New business advice Existing business advice Educate, advise, persuade

8 Development Department Food Business “”Food business” means any undertaking, whether for profit or not and whether public or private, carrying out any stage of production, processing and distribution of food. Food Business Operator – has the responsibility to ensure food kept safe and free from contamination

9 Development Department Prior to inspection Premises History Frequency – depending on risk rating Equipment Protective clothing Additional expertise

10 Development Department Risk Rating of Business Type of premises Nature of food Degree of handling Size of business Type of customer supplied - local/regional/national Current level of compliance Management confidence History of compliance Control systems in place

11 Development Department Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Consumer information:

12 Development Department New Food Business Register with Local Authority at least 28 days before trading Food Hygiene Training Food Safety Management Procedures (HACCP, Hazard Analysis)

13 Development Department Purpose of Inspection by an Officer Ensure operation is capable of producing safe food To identify foreseeable incidences of food poisoning Assess the effectiveness of hazard analysis, especially in relation to critical control points (identify the risks) To check standards have been achieved (legal, company, industry guide) Identify training needs of staff (competency)

14 Development Department Purpose of Inspection by an Officer To provide advice/make recommendations To respond to a complaint Revisit premises To continually improve food hygiene standards To ensure the business complies with the law

15 Development Department Acts and Regulations Deal with: Unsafe or unfit food Contamination Hygiene Training Hygiene practices Provision of facilities Food poisoning

16 Development Department Acts and Regulations Deal with: Composition Labelling Registration Import Approval Offences Penalties

17 Development Department Food Safety Act (Amendment) Regulations 2004 The General Food Regulations 2004 Applying E.C. Regulation 178/2002 The Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 Applying E.C. Regulations 852/ / /2004 Safety of food Hygiene of Premises Food Safety Act 1990

18 Development Department EC Regulation 852/2004 Hygiene of Foodstuffs Article 1 – Scope (appliance/non appliance) Article 2 – Definitions Article 3 – General obligations Article 4 – General & specific hygiene requirements Article 5 – Hazard analysis & critical control points Annex 1 – Primary production Annex II – Chapters 1-12 Hygiene requirements

19 Development Department EC Regulation 852/2004 General Requirements Adequate temperature control Application of a Food Safety Management System based on the HACCP principles To be registered with local authority Suitable and sufficient premises Food premises kept clean and in good repair Adequate maintenance and cleaning Suitable pest control Adequate welfare facilities Delivery vehicles suitable for task and clean Suitable equipment capable of being cleaned

20 Development Department General Hygiene Requirements (all food business operators) 852/2004-Annex II Chapters 1-12 General requirements Specific requirements Moveable/temporary Transport Equipment Food waste Water supply Personal hygiene Foodstuffs Wrapping/packaging Heat treatment Training

21 Development Department 852/2004 Article 5 5(1) Food Safety Management System 5(2) HACCP Principles 5(3) Primary Producer Exemption 5(4) Provision of Evidence Documents kept up to date Retention of records

22 Development Department Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 Schedule 4 Temperature Control Requirements Chill storage and hot holding  Food must be kept in a refrigerator, cool ventilated place or  Above 63ºc Reheating  Food being reheated must be raised to a temperature of not less than 82ºc (except if it is proved that the food will deteriorate in quality if raised to that temperature)

23 Development Department EC Regulation 853/2004 Approved Premises Premises approved to produce Product of Animal Origin (POAO) Requirement for Registration & Approval Health & Identification marking Documents

24 Development Department Food Labelling Regulations 1996 Food to be labelled with: –Name of food –List of ingredients –“best before” date –Or a “use by” date –Special storage/use conditions –Name and address of : Manufacturer Or packer Or seller

25 Development Department Food Labelling New Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2013 Labelling can be complicated and confusing – if in doubt, ask!

26 Development Department Sale of local produce Check that supplier is registered with Environmental Health Registration – free of charge Insurance for product and 3 rd party liability?

27 Development Department If in Doubt….. Contact your local EH office and seek advice It’s free!

28 Development Department Effect of “horse meat” scandal

29 Development Department

30 Food Fraud - effects Public more likely to buy locally Butcher sales have increased Decrease in convenience foods bought FSB “Keep Trade Local” campaign Public want to know where food coming from

31 Development Department Conclusion Fair Trade – Trade Fairly All food business operators have to work to the same legislation Any Questions?


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