This guide provides concise and practical guidance to the law on food safety. The book offers advice to both local authority lawyers and Environmental Health Officers regarding their powers for the inspection of premises, the seizure of suspect food and the prosecution of offences. It is also geared towards private practitioners called upon to act for clients such as hotels or caterers who need advice on how to organize their businesses or who need to know what legal defences are available. The book provides commentary on food safety law and practice following the Food Safety Act 1990 and the regulations made thereunder. The integrated, topic-by-topic approach reflects subjects as they are likely to be encountered by practitioners.