The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 are a set of regulations that enable local and national authorities to have a strong role in ensuring food businesses are selling food that’s safe.
They ensure that competent local authorities have processes in place restrictions on the sale of any kind of food that’s on the market. This allows them to create a system whereby they can trace food sold and that authorities can be clearly informed of where food comes from.
It also requires that food businesses must collaborate with authorities to ensure that the risk from the food they produce and/or sell is as low as possible. Similar laws cover Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.