Name: Starting and Running a Food Business
Description: Starting and Running a Food Business

Starting and Running a Food Business

The Council is responsible for enforcing food hygiene laws. Authorised Officers have the right to enter and inspect your premises at any reasonable time, usually without making an appointment.

Following a food safety inspection the majority of businesses will be issued with a Food Hygiene Rating, which is published on the Food Standards Agency website.  A toolkit is available to help businesses promote their rating.

To help prepare for your food safety inspection use the food safety checklist.

Further Information

Subscribe to news and alerts from the Food Standards Agency
Industry guides to good food hygiene
Guidance for mobile traders (CIEH)
Distance selling, mail order and food delivery
Better Business for All

Contact Us

For any further enquiries contact us Online: Contact the E.H Support Team or call 01322 343434

Last Updated: 15th April 2019 Print Link