Restaurant and Bar Records UK

Retention Rules Per Record Type

Please also see the General Business section of the wiki.

Liquor Licensing

There is a duty to keep a club premises certificate and any temporary event notice under the Licensing Act 2003 however it is believed that no retention period is stated.

Pricing and Charging

Under The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, s.14, the Time limit for prosecution is: (a)the end of the period of three years beginning with the date of the commission of the offence, or (b)the end of the period of one year beginning with the date of discovery of the offence by the prosecutor, whichever is earlier. Records should probably be kept for at least this period.

Food Safety and Hygiene

Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) is a novel, simple and jargon free system developed by the Food Standards Agency, the catering industry and local authorities, which will help small catering businesses to meet the laws requiring all food businesses to have documented food safety management systems. This states “You should store all your completed diary pages safely until your next visit from a local authority enforcement officer. He or she may want to look at your diary pages. During the visit, check with the enforcement officer how long he or she wants you to keep your diary pages”.

Under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, s.16, the Time limit for prosecutions is: (a)three years from the commission of the offence; or (b)one year from its discovery by the prosecutor, whichever is the earlier Under the Food Safety Act 1990, s.34, the Time limit for prosecutions is: (a)three years from the commission of the offence; or. (b)one year from its discovery by the prosecutor,. whichever is the earlier. Records should probably be kept for at least this period.

Citations and References

Licensing Act 2003 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/17/contents

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/1277/made

Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/14/made

Food Safety Act 1990 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/16

Safer Food Better Business http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/caterers/sfbb/#.U3CMgtFwbIU

The Visit England Accommodation Know-How web site http://www.accommodationknowhow.co.uk/T

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