UK Food Law – The Basics introduces the UK’s laws and regulations governing production, transport, retail, and food consumption.
Participants will build a robust understanding of food legislation through a series of online lectures and engagement in forum-based seminars, beginning with the evolution of food laws in the UK throughout its history.
This overview will provide context to modern developments. It will lead you to explore the foundations of modern food legislation and its place within the overall structure of legal requirements placed on the food industry.
Upon completing the course, participants will have an excellent understanding of current legislation, know where to find and interpret laws relating to their profession, and participate in (and contribute to) future UK food law development.
Given the foundational importance of the law to the entire length of the food supply chain, this course will be of direct use to professionals in any aspect of the agri-food sector. Thus, it will benefit their activities and that of their employer.
The course aims to provide an introduction to matters relating to UK food law. Participants will understand the area to effectively identify and meet the requirements derived from UK food law and participate in and contribute to the future development of UK food law.
On completion of the course, learners should be able to:
• explain the origins and background to UK food legislation and describe its overall structure and key components
• access the legal requirements imposed on the food industry
Course Provider: University of Reading
Course Date: This course commences each January
Course Delivery: Distance Learning – 4-week online course
Course Fee: £450.00