Name: Starting a Food Business
Description: Starting a Food Business

Starting a Food Business

If you are planning to run a food business in our Borough you must register with us.  Your registration form should be received 28 days before you start.

Registration applies to anyone producing, processing or distributing food, whether you are a large business or a sole trader and whether you are charging money for food or not.  Food businesses include catering and retail premises, catering businesses run from home, mobile or temporary premises such as stalls and vans, and food brokers.  (Food also includes drink).

Before starting you must

Further Information

Starting up - Your first steps to running a catering business
Food hygiene - A guide for businesses
Food law inspections and your business
Good hygiene is good for your business
Allergen information for loose foods
Guidance for mobile traders (CIEH)
Guidance on the application of EU food hygiene law to community and charity food provision
Guidance for 'Foods Sold Online'
Hygiene and food safety guidance from the Food Standards Agency
Health and safety information sheet - Maintenance priorities  
Labelling advice
Childminders - Registration and Food
Kent and Medway Business Start Up Pack
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: 19th September 2018 Print Link