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Food Safety and Local Sourcing

Food Safety Act 1990
The main provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 came into force on 1 January 1991. The Act covers Great Britain and provides the framework for all its food legislation.
Food Hygiene Legislation

How the legislation affects you will depend on the size and type of your business. There are a number of EC regulations, which apply directly to food businesses in the UK, and also national legislation in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You'll find more information about the regulations, and what it means for different food industry sectors at

Buying Local
Direct from Dorset helps to support the local economy, local communities, the local landscape and reduce food miles. Dorset is brimming with the finest, most mouthwatering and gorgeous food, drink and crafts in the country. We have a fantastic choice of high quality local products which are truly ‘home grown’.