Whether you are farmer or a large retailer, you will need to operate under the myriad regulations underpinning food safety through the food chain. Our team has experience 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
  • 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 are panel lawyers to the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS).