Food hygiene is governed by three central retained EU law regulations:
Regulation (EC) 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs.
Regulation (EC) 853/2004 laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin.
Regulation (EC) 2017/615 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products.
The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 provide the domestic framework within which the retained EU law legislation is enforced.