Food Safety Act 1990
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Food Safety Act 1990
Food Safety Act 1990
Long titleAn Act to make new provision of place of the Food Act 1984 (except Parts III and V), the Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956 and certain other enactments relating to food; to amend Pad Act of 1984 and Part I of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985; and for connected purposes.
Citation1990 c. 16
Territorial extentGreat Britain and certain sessions extend to Northern Ireland
Royal assent29 June 1990
Text of statute as originally enacted
[ legislation_history= Revised text of statute as amended]

The Food Safety Act 1990[1][2] is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is the statutory obligation to treat food intended for human consumption in a controlled and managed way.

The key requirements of the Act are that food must comply with food safety requirements, must be "of the nature, substance and quality demanded", and must be correctly described (labelled).


Advertisement includes any notice, circular, label, wrapping, invoice or other document or presentation, and any broadcast or public announcement by visual or acoustic presentation or both, and "to advertise" shall be construed accordingly; this is the definition

Authorised technique

Authorised officer means any person suitably qualified to the satisfaction of the health authority; "but if regulations made by the Ministers so provide, no person shall be so authorised unless he has such qualifications as may be prescribed by the regulations."[3]

Authorised place means any port, airport or other place authorised by or under the regulations which is used, or is capable of being used, for the importation or exportation of food or food sources, and, in relation to food in a particular consignment.


  1. ^ "UK Food Safety Act 1990".
  2. ^ "UK Food Safety Act 1990 amendment (2004)".
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