What are the legal requirements for implementing food security in the UK?

In the UK you are required to comply with various legal and regulatory requirements including the Food Safety Act 1990. The General Food Law Regulation (EC) 178/2002, and the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006. In addition, many retailers and food service providers require their suppliers to be certified to food safety management standards. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety or the SQF Code.