The FSA has launch a new web tool called MyHACCP that offers free step-by-step online guidance to food manufacturing and other food businesses on how to make sure they have got effective HACCP-based controls.
This publication follows on from and updates an investigation completed in 2006/7, funded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Guidance on the provision of food in a village hall, or other community setting, has been published. The guidance, which is aimed at community and charity groups and local authorities in England, should help clarify which food operations carried out in these venues require registration.
A new Tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit has been launched. This new guidance will provide local authorities and businesses with information on good standards of practice, and promote safety and consistency across the industry nationally.
Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code. The new National Local Authority Enforcement Code came into effect on Wednesday 29 May 2013.