Food Safety Act 1990

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Food Safety Act 1990
Long titleAn Act to make new provision in 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 Parts III and V of the said 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 sections extend to Northern Ireland
Royal assent29 June 1990
Text of statute as originally enacted
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).

See also[edit]


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