FSA Food law prosecutions database published

Published: 5 Nov 2015

The Food Standards Agency has published a live map which links to an FSA and local authorities’ database of successful food standards, food hygiene and food safety related prosecutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The database gives details of local authority food hygiene and food safety prosecutions outlining where and how food businesses have breached regulations. This data is supplied on a voluntary basis by local authority officers.

The new map is being published to highlight the number and type of successful fines levied.

From information going back to 1 April this year, there have been, as at today, a total of 419 prosecutions in total. Just over 1 in 4 food law breaches (26%) related to cleaning offences where food enforcement officers found there was a failure by businesses to keep premises or equipment clean. Other common food law breaches included unfit food on premises, a lack of hand washing facilities and food safety training as well as pest control issues.

- See more at: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2015/14644/food-standards-agency-publishes-food-law-prosecutions-database#sthash.Y8tLb0b9.dpuf http://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/prosecutions