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How can I make sure my farm business complies with food production standards?

The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for for members looking for advice on any topic including regulation and legislation. Contact the North office here.
CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
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CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of rural issues including regulation and legislation.
There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
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There are also CLA national advisor teams which can offer specialist advice on environmental and land use queries, access and more.
Fera tests food and feed for contamination and veterinary medicine residue. More information available here.
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Fera tests food and feed for contamination and veterinary medicine residue. More information available here.
The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
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The NFU’s regional, national and international teams are dedicated to understanding influencing and communicating the legislative and regulatory framework affecting farm businesses across all sectors. Contact the North East office for more information about membership.
NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
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NFU members have access to 150 different Business Guides, - detailed documents on a wide range of regulatory, legal and cross sector issues. Members can download copies from the website or ring the NFU CallFirst helpline to request copies.
The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
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The NFU offers its members a range of ‘model clauses’ - a range of specimen contracts that can be used  as a starting point for formal business agreements covering everything from grazing licences to metal detecting. See the full index here.
The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
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The Farmer Network offers a Cross Check service to members and non-members (a fee may apply) to check compliance with a range of regulation and legislation.
The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
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The Farmer Network also updates members on policy matters via a weekly email newsletter and social media.
There is a wealth of planning information on the Environmental Health section of the Richmondshire District Council website for farms and farm businesses in the Richmondshire District area.
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There is a wealth of planning information on the Environmental Health section of the Richmondshire District Council website for farms and farm businesses in the Richmondshire District area.
If you’re planning a new food business, Craven District Council has a number of online resources which may help, including links to register your business and food hygiene advisory inspection visits. More information here.
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If you’re planning a new food business, Craven District Council has a number of online resources which may help, including links to register your business and food hygiene advisory inspection visits. More information here.
If you’re running or starting up a food business, please visit the Harrogate Borough Council website for information and advice, including registration, food hygiene, and safety training.
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If you’re running or starting up a food business, please visit the Harrogate Borough Council website for information and advice, including registration, food hygiene, and safety training.
New food businesses can access a wide range of helpful information on the Scarborough Borough Council website. See here for more details. 
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New food businesses can access a wide range of helpful information on the Scarborough Borough Council website. See here for more details. 
York City Council can offer local businesses detailed, tailored advice on food, health and safety, trading standards issues etc by email, in writing or with a site visit if required. More details here or call 01904 551525.
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York City Council can offer local businesses detailed, tailored advice on food, health and safety, trading standards issues etc by email, in writing or with a site visit if required. More details here or call 01904 551525.
City of York can also carry out mock food safety inspections at food safety businesses, with a written report to help to improve and maintain food hygiene rating scheme (FHRS) ratings. A mock inspection costs £212.07 + VAT for a 1 hour visit and report. Additional time is charged at £70.69 + VAT pro rata. Call 01904 551525.
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City of York can also carry out mock food safety inspections at food safety businesses, with a written report to help to improve and maintain food hygiene rating scheme (FHRS) ratings. A mock inspection costs £212.07 + VAT for a 1 hour visit and report. Additional time is charged at £70.69 + VAT pro rata. Call 01904 551525.
One of the aims of North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards Business Growth advice service is to simplify regulation around labelling and standards for new food businesses in their first two years. If you’re running a new food business or diversification (within two years of starting) in the North Yorkshire County area, see here for more information (including eligibility criteria), email business.advice@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 780780 and ask for Trading Standards’ New Business Advice service.
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One of the aims of North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards Business Growth advice service is to simplify regulation around labelling and standards for new food businesses in their first two years. If you’re running a new food business or diversification (within two years of starting) in the North Yorkshire County area, see here for more information (including eligibility criteria), email business.advice@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 780780 and ask for Trading Standards’ New Business Advice service.
The Food Safety section of the North Yorkshire County Council website contains a wealth of information about food safety standards, advice and training as well as a reminder to register your new food business through your local district council. See here for more details.
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The Food Safety section of the North Yorkshire County Council website contains a wealth of information about food safety standards, advice and training as well as a reminder to register your new food business through your local district council. See here for more details.