Posted: 10/03/2021

Run a safer, better business with our Codes of Practice

The Guild of Fine Food have formed a coordinated Primary Authority partnership with Cornwall Council. Together we have agreed a package of technical and regulatory advice, which is contained in both the Deli Retailing Code of Practice and the Code of Practice for Artisan Charcuterie Production.


Each Code of Practice includes food safety essentials, good hygiene practices and trading standards, as well as answering questions that we encounter year after year, for example: the length of shelf life to apply to cheese after portioning, or how to create a HACCP plan to protect against potential safety risks EHOs will be looking out for.

All Guild members are automatically opted into the Primary Authority partnership and therefore, if following the advice in the Codes, have a level of protection from challenges raised against their processes and procedures.


The Codes will be issued by email as interactive PDF documents. The associated costs are as follows:

Deli Retailing Code: safe retailing of key deli products – LAUNCHED April 2021

  • Guild Members: included in membership
  • Non-members: £250+VAT

Charcuterie Code: for producers of Continental-style meats

  • Guild Members: included in membership
  • Non-members: £75+VAT


To request your copy of the Code of Practice, please email

For more information on Guild membership, visit

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