About Us

We work with food and food-related businesses who want to ensure their products and services comply with the complex regulatory framework relating to food law. Our clients recognise that there are risks associated with placing non-compliant products on the market, and come to us to ensure that these risks can be safely managed so they can concentrate on developing their business.

We work by supporting and empowering our clients as they grow their businesses by advising and educating in equal measure. We aim to offer a specialist, high quality and value for money service. Our clients include businesses at all stages of the food chain from those working in food science, product development, food production, manufacturing and retailing.

Our services

As well as advising on how to comply with food law regulation, we can advise on a range of food law related matters such as labelling, health and nutrition claims, HACCP and traceability.

Please note that as a food law compliance consultancy we do not offer any reserved legal activities as defined in the Legal Services Act 2007 and we are not authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

 

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Sharon Bowles FRSA

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM

Director 

I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 having trained in a London local authority. Since then I have worked in local government, in private practice acting for local authority and public sector clients, and now as an in-house lawyer for ABC Food Law. 

I am a qualified solicitor and hold a current practising certificate but do not conduct any reserved legal activities or provide legal services as a solicitor for clients.

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Dr Andy Bowles

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FIFST, MCIEH 

Director 

I have worked in the field of food safety for over thirty years and have held posts as Quality Assurance Manager in the dairy industry, Acting Head of Environmental Health for a London Borough and university lecturer for both undergraduate and post-graduate food modules.

I now author and deliver specialist food related training mostly via our online training service but also at our Executive Box at Norwich City Football Club.

I regularly advise business clients on matters relating to food labelling, novel foods, food hygiene and imported food and provide help in the development of HACCP systems. 

I am a qualified solicitor and hold a current practising certificate but do not conduct any reserved legal activities or provide legal services as a solicitor for clients.

You can read a bit more about me here

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Jacob Bowles

Jacob Bowles

Office Assistant

I moved to Cringleford in Norwich 10 years ago and I attended City College for 2 years. My favourite hobbies are model trains, trainspotting, music, art and football.

I support Norwich city football club and I go to all home and away games. I have a website at: www.ontheballcityblog.com 

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Emily Lees

Emily Lees

Workplace Personal Assistant

I have lived in Norfolk all my life and I have worked within the Care and Support industry for over 5 years and I hold a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. I support Office Assistant Jacob Bowles here at ABC Food Law and I enjoy going to music concerts, the cinema and enjoying all that the Norfolk countryside has to offer.

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