EA Law - East Anglian Chambers are specialists in food safety and environmental health - advising companies and individuals in any enforcement action, criminal investigation or prosecution by a food authority in England and Wales.
New guidance from the Sentencing Council on sentencing in corporate manslaughter and health and safety cases recommends substantial fines and publicity orders for those convicted in this area.
EA Law - East Anglian Chambers has experience of both representing clients in gross negligence manslaughter cases and in advising companies and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and local enforcement authorities.
The legislation governing food hygiene and safety, primarily the Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, contains many criminal offences if breached, including failure to comply with an Improvement notice.
A Criminal investigation and/or prosecution can have devastating consequences for a business or individual. EA Law - East Anglian Chambers has experience of advising on the risk of criminal offences being committed, and also giving guidance to businesses about their exposure to criminal penalties.
Call the clerking team on 01473 218841 to discuss any food hygiene or health and safety questions or issues you might have.