Where a food business operator is suspected of committing an offence under food law, the inspector will normally seek to conduct an interview under caution.
These interviews are normally recorded but notes may be taken instead. You are entitled to take a legal representative with you. In most cases, this is a sensible precaution to ensure that the interview is conducted in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and the various Codes of Practice but also to offer you support and encouragement. You should always choose a food law solicitor who has experience of these interviews as it is important to adopt the right strategy and approach.
If you have an interview under caution offered to you, we suggest that you contact us before making any statement or agreeing to attend. We will advise on the best way to deal with the request and whether you should attend or respond in a different manner.