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NEGLIGENT FOOD INSPECTION BREACHED DUTY OF CARE

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A Times Law Report (p30) summarises a 17 July appeal court judgment dismissing an appeal by North Cornwall DC again...
A Times Law Report (p30) summarises a 17 July appeal court judgment dismissing an appeal by North Cornwall DC against the award by a county court of damages to proprietors of a guest house who were ordered by an environmental health officer to carry out excessive work.

Where an EHO negligently required the owner of food premises to undertake works which were unnecessary to secure compliance with the Food Act 1990 and regulations made thereunder, and the owner incurred substantial and unnecessary expenditure in executing the works, the authority was under a common law duty of care to the owner and liable in damages for the economic loss sustained.
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