As of 1 February 2016, a definitive guideline issued by the Sentencing Council for England Wales comes into effect concerning sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. Of particular note is that the guideline applies to all organisations and offenders aged 18 and older, who are sentenced on or after 1 February 2016 (in England and Wales) regardless of the date of the offence.

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