This industry guide provides watercress producers with practical advice on how to comply with food hygiene legislation and related requirements.
This guide is officially recognised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which has responsibility for food safety in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) with responsibility for food safety in Scotland.
Use of this industry guide is optional and food business operators can choose to comply in other ways. However, where a food business operator is following the guidance in a recognised industry guide, the enforcement authority must take this into account when assessing compliance with legislation.
The information within this guide will help watercress producers meet their legal obligations and ensure food safety. The use of industry guides supports the proportionate, consistent and effective application of food hygiene in the UK, and FSA and FSS fully support their development.