DUG Tag: Dog Law

Dugs n’ Environmental Health

There are no EU or UK regulations which prohibit the presence of dogs in establishments which serve food such as pubs, restaurants, takeaways and cafes. The only restriction is that dogs must be prevented from entering areas where food is being prepared or stored (i.e. the kitchen or other food preparation area). In Scotland, this is implemented via the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 which also does not prohibit dogs from entering businesses serving or selling food products. The responsibility for ensuring food safety essentially comes down to the individual business themselves and therefore the decision of whether to allow
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Law: Dog Ownership

Control of Dogs Order 1992 (UK)

“…every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it”.

“The owner of a dog or the person in charge of a dog who, without lawful authority or excuse, proof of which shall lie on him, causes or permits the dog to be in a highway or in a place of public resort not wearing a collar as prescribed in article 2(1) above shall be guilty
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Scottish Outdoor Access Code

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 created the right of ‘responsible public access’ to most land in Scotland. The main parts of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 are that:

– Everyone has the statutory right of access,
– Access rights apply to all land and inland waters (unless excluded)
– Access rights are for outdoor recreation, for crossing land and water, and for some educational and commercial purposes.
– Exercising access rights, and managing access land, must be done responsibly.

However, the act does not include the right to access houses and gardens, farm buildings and yards, land next
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Law: Dogs in Food Premises

This article was originally written in April 2012 but was updated in March 2014.

The legislation, which makes the provisions relating to dogs in food premises is contained in Regulations (EC) No 852/2004, Annex II, Chapter IX – Provisions applicable to foodstuffs (4) as below:

Adequate procedures are to be in place to control pests. Adequate procedures are also to be in place to prevent domestic animals from having access to places where food is prepared, handled or stored (or, where the competent authority so permits in special cases, to prevent such access from resulting in contamination).

The below was
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