Food Production in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Dairy Produce Quota Tribunal for England and Wales, ex parte Caswell and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 17 May 1990

    It follows that, when an application for leave to apply is not made promptly and in any event within three months, the court may refuse leave on the ground of delay unless it considers that there is good reason for extending the period; but, even if it considers that there is such good reason, it may still refuse leave (or, where leave has been granted, substantive relief) if in its opinion the granting of the relief sought would be likely to cause hardship or prejudice (as specified in section 31(6)) or would be detrimental to good administration.

  • Eastwood (W. & J. B.) Ltd v Herrod
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Feb 1970

    But here again there must be a limit. Everything is saleable at a price, so even storage for a time or very simple treatment is not strictly necessary. One must have regard to ordinary and reasonable practice. But there comes a stage when further operations cannot reasonably be said to be consequential on the agricultural operations of producing the crop. I agree with Lord Hunter when he said in Assessor for Midlothian v. Buccleuch Estates 1962 S.C. 453 at page 459:

    In the case of an ordinary farm the agricultural operations are those carried on outside the buildings, and the use of the buildings must be in connection with those operations. They may be so extensive that the only agricultural operations in the market garden are those carried on in those buildings. And even where crops are also grown outside, the use of the glass houses is often not in connection with the agricultural operations on the land outside.

    In order to answer the question it is next necessary to consider the uses to which the respective buildings are put so that it can be decided whether such uses are in connection with the agricultural operations on the land and are solely in connection with them. On the undisputed facts I consider that the answer must be in the negative. There are 20 of them and they are used to house the breeding stock. The Appellants buy day-old chicks (hens and cockerels).

  • Miller (T. A.) Ltd v Minister of Housing and Local Government
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 05 Feb 1968

    Most of the evidence here was on oath, but that is no reason why hearsay should not be admitted where it can fairly be regarded as reliable. It only means that the Tribunal must give the other side a fair opportunity of commenting on it and of contradicting it, see Board of Education v. Rice, 1911 Appeal Cases at p. 182: Reg, v. Deputy industrial Injuries Commissioner, Ex parte Moore, 1965, 1 Queen's Bench, p. 490.

  • The King (Lynn) v Gallagher
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Ene 1938

    If on the view of the statute as a whole you find that the substance of the legislation is within the express powers, then it is not invalidated if incidentally it affects matters which are outside the authorised field. The legislation must not under the guise of dealing with one matter in fact encroach upon the forbidden field.

  • Eastwood (W. & J. B.) Ltd v Herrod
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 24 Jun 1968

    The question depends on the statutory definition contained in Section 2 of the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act, 1928, which says: Agricultural land' means any land used as arable meadow or pasture ground only a and "land exceeding one quarter of an acre used for the purpose of poultry farming 'Agricultural buildings' means buildings (other than dwelling-houses) occupied together with agricultural land or being or forming part of a market garden, and in either case used solely in connection with agricultural operations thereon".

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Legislation
  • Food Safety Act 1990
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1990
    ......or examination may be made by any person acting under his. direction. . (8) In any proceedings under this Act, the production by. one of the parties— . . (a) of a document purporting to be a certificate given by. a food analyst or examiner under subsection (6). above; or. ......
  • Sale of Food and Drugs Act 1875
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1875
    ......(1.) Where any matter or ingredient not injurious to health. has been added to the food or drug because the same. is required for the production or preparation thereof. as an article of commerce, in a state fit for carriage. or consumption, and not fraudulently to increase the. bulk, weight, ......
  • The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2010
    ...... (a) is the subject of a licence under Part 2 of the Food and Environment Protection Act1985(  16 ) or does not require such a ... (a) is used for the purposes of or in connection with the production of petroleum; and . (b) in the case of a floating structure, is ......
  • Selective Employment Payments Act 1966
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1966
    ......Wales, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and. Food; or. . . (ii) if the establishment is situated in Scotland,. the ...concerned may, subject to the production if requested of his. authority, enter on any premises occupied for the ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Food Policy, Food Production, and Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa: Retrospect and Prospect
    • Núm. 41-4, Diciembre 1986
    • International Journal
  • Cost-sharing models for green product production and marketing in a food supply chain
    • Núm. 118-4, Mayo 2018
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 654-682
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the coordination mechanism of cost sharing for green food production and marketing between a food producer and a supplier who both contribute to the...
  • The Globalization and Re‐localization of Material Flows: Four Phases of Food Regulation
    • Núm. 36-1, Marzo 2009
    • Journal of Law and Society
    Over three phases of regulation, the paper traces a narrow range of regulatory interest in food, focusing largely on food safety and the handling of periodic food crises. We suggest that these cris...
    ......We suggest that these crises were early indications of the problems in sustaining increasingly unsustain- able modes of food production through global supply chains and that United Kingdom/EU regulation acted in part as a palliative, cloaking the wider systemic disorders. We go on to ......
  • Rituals of fun and mischief: the case of the Swedish meatpackers
    • Núm. 31-6, Octubre 2009
    • Employee Relations
    • 632-647
    Purpose: This article seeks to analyse rituals of humour and joking practices among two groups of meatpacking workers, to better understand the organic dynamics of workplace fun. Design/methodolog...
    ...... study of two groups of meatpackingworkers within a Swedish food preparation company. Data were collected using multiple methodsincluding ... and analysis of organic workplace humourin a contemporary food production setting and offers a typology of joking practices.Keywords ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Protein Production, Recovery And Processing In Food Manufacture – Leveraging Patent Rights And Information From Patents
    • Mondaq UK
  • Brexit: Workforce Planning for the Future
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have major implications in the long term for many employers, particularly those in sectors which currently employ large numbers of EU nationals such as hospit...
    ...... employ large numbers of EU nationals such as hospitality, healthcare, food production, retail and construction. . The UK Government has stated its ......
  • UK public ready to pay to avoid hormones in beef and chlorinated chicken
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    A number of UK consumers could be willing to pay more to avoid food made using production methods common in the United States but banned in Europe. Research from the School of Economics at the Univ...
    ...A number of UK consumers could be willing to pay more to avoid food made using production methods common in the United States but banned in ......
  • UK regulators call for nationwide review of meat-cutting plants
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Fo...
    ...Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume. ......
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