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Old 10th November 2012, 03:10
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The laws are the same in Australia and thank god too!

I could imagine anything worse then having animals around food that I am going to or currently eating.
Which laws?
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Old 10th November 2012, 07:16
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Which laws?
Pets are not allowed into restaurants, grocery shops, Cafe's etc etc. There is health and safety laws preventing them around food.
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Old 10th November 2012, 10:48
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not here there isnt
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Old 10th November 2012, 11:25
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Tig, there are - it's covered under The Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006. There are also regulations under the Food Standards Agency which apply. Exemptions are made in certain cases (cafes, shops) for animals such as guide dogs, but in general (thankfully) you're not allowed to take a dog into anywhere food is being prepared or served.
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Old 10th November 2012, 15:12
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nonny as far as im aware there isnt any such rule.....i dont know every wording of every law but i did study h&s law for 3 years at stow college and was safety rep for a trade union for about 10 years....it nothing to do with food right enough so i might be wrong so can you point it out?

heres a link to said regs http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/20...0060003_en.pdf
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Old 14th November 2012, 17:14
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Dogs where humans eating

I had no trouble in Scotland and managed to have lunch out everyday. I either chose a cafe or pub where there were tables outside or left the dog in the car (with a suitable amount of fresh air) and timed how long I had been gone so the dog did not become distressed. It pays to take the dog for an hour's walk before leaving it in the car for an hour or two.

When booking my holiday in Scotland I found that over 50% of cottages did not allow dogs. The one I stayed in had a mop and bucket as well as the usual things. This meant I could mop the floor with disinfectant every day to ensure the place was pristine for the next family coming in.

There are increasingly more eating places in England where there is outside seating, some of it under a shelter of some kind, especially for dog walkers. Those that walk a lot don't mind being outdoors to eat or drink, even in winter.
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Old 23rd November 2012, 10:54
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Dogs and health & safety

The official line, according to the Food Standards Agency, is that dogs are allowed into premises that serve food at the discretion of the owner, as long as they are prevented from going into areas where food is prepared, stored or handled. There are many places that do serve food and dogs are allowed and I can understand that some people do not like this but there is no law stopping as I have contacted Food Standards agency and they confirmed it is ok as stated above!
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