APPENDIX III: LEGISLATION AND GUIDANCE – Food and Drink – Good Manufacturing Practice, 7th Edition


There is a vast number of guides and industry codes of practice issued by a variety of bodies, some of which are referenced in the chapters. Previous editions of this Guide have included a comprehensive listing of such guides and codes. These will not be repeated in this appendix; instead, a list of websites is identified where further information can be accessed.

The Food Law Guide is issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is an invaluable listing of UK Food Laws and Regulations, with brief descriptive outlines and indication of European Union (EU) Directives to which each gives effect in the UK. The guide is updated quarterly and is available on the FSA website. To take account of legislative provisions, reference should be made to the actual texts of the relevant laws and regulations, purchasable from The Stationery Office or any of its bookshops (


Automatic Vending Association

British Frozen Food Federation

British Pest Control Association

British Retail Consortium

British Standards Institution

Campden BRI

Chilled Food Association

Codex Alimentarius Standards‐who‐codexalimentarius/en/

Department of Food, Environment & Rural Affairs (UK)‐for‐environment‐food‐rural‐affairs

Department of Health & Social Care‐of‐health‐and‐social‐care

European Union: European Food Safety Authority

European Vending Association

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food and Drink Federation

Food Standards Agency

Food Standards Agency National Food Crime Unit‐national‐food‐crime‐unit

Global Food Safety Initiative

Institute of Food Science & Technology Information Statements‐centre/information‐statements

Institute of Food Science & Technology

International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods

National Pest Technicians Association

Public Health England‐health‐england

The Royal Society

The Stationery Office

World Health Organization