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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: 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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