Draft spirit industry hygiene guide for consultation

19 Dec 2012

Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice - Consultation

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), other representatives of the spirits drinks industry and the Food Standards Agency Scotland (FSAS) have produced a Draft Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Spirit Drinks for consultation.

The document has been drafted to meet guidelines for the development of national voluntary guides to good hygiene practice.

Views are invited from SWA members, other Scotch Whisky and spirits producers, other food and drink trade associations, the Food Standards Agency and the Food Standards Agency Scotland. It is a legal requirement that such consultation is carried out.

When complete, the comprehensive guide is designed to help spirit drinks producers, including Scotch Whisky distillers, comply with two key pieces of legislation:

  • Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs (852/2004).
  • The Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the equivalent regulations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These are referred to as the UK Hygiene Regulations in the guide.

If you wish to take part in this consultation please contact Pam Peacocke for more information and supporting documents (ppeacocke@swa.org.uk). The consultation closes on 22 March.