Food Law

Whether you are farmer or a large retailer, you will need to operate under the myriad of regulations underpinning food safety through the food chain.

Food Law

Our team has experience of advising and defending businesses across a range of issues affecting the food industry including hygiene, packaging and labelling and distribution. We represent some of the biggest names in food production in the region.

Recent food law cases for the team include:

  • Advising a multi-national food producer based in Canada on the implications under EU and UK law of placing an item back on the market following problems in transit.
  • Representing a multi-national food producer in investigations by Trading Standards regarding food labelling.
  • Assisting companies investigated by the Food Standards Agency for alleged breaches of welfare of Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulations..
  • Representing a slaughterhouse in appealing against refusal of an abattoir licence by the Food Standards Agency. This was the first case of its kind and, following a two year argument, we were successful.

Birketts LLP is ‘a very strong firm that is regularly doing work that would usually be reserved for City practices’.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]