Food Health & Hygiene

Food Health & Hygiene

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Whether you are involved in production, storage, distribution, handling or sale of food, you will be affected by food safety and hygiene laws. Penalties for non-compliance include hefty fines, damaging publicity and even prison sentences for individuals concerned.

If you or your food business faces an investigation by a local authority or Food Safety Agency, it is vital to obtain specialist legal advice from the outset to protect your position.

At Deo Volente Solicitors we have specialist lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of food safety and hygiene.

We will provide you with a comprehensive service including:

  • guiding you through the investigation process, including representation of
    company directors or individual food business operators
    at interviews under caution;

  • taking proactive action to prevent enforcement action through
    negotiations with the regulator;

  • helping you to prepare a compelling defence, if required, or
    present the most effective mitigation to reduce penalties;

  • representing you at court hearings;

  • advising you how to minimise adverse publicity and
    re-draft your documentation to ensure compliance going forward.

We also offer preventative compliance advice such as critically assessing your existing food safety and hygiene systems and explaining how food safety legislation applies specifically to your business.

Who to Contact?

If you are facing a food safety or food hygiene investigation or prosecution or you are worried that a recent inspection may result in such, contact our food safety and hygiene solicitors for a free, confidential consultation on 01234 350 244 or email your query to

Danna Quinto
Danna Quinto

Head of Litigation

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Danna has extensive experience in general civil and family law litigation including commercial disputes, landlord/tenant matter, medical negligence, complex personal injury cases, probate disputes,  employment law, and financial dispute resolution.