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Food Hygiene and Safety

Starting a Food Business?

Starting your own food business? You can find out everything you need to know here.

Register a Food Business

Businesses that involve food must be registered with the Council, including businesses run from home or temporary premises.

Safer Food, Better Business

Food Safety legislation means you must keep a record of your activities.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Information about the food hygiene rating scheme, including where you can check the rating for your local food businesses.

Primary Authority Partnerships

Find out about our Primary Authority Partnership Service here.

Serving Food and Drink Outside

A guide for businesses who wish to open a new outdoor seating area, or use an existing area.

Approved Food Premises

Businesses involved in food handling are governed by strict regulations.

Food Business Inspections

We carry out regular checks of all food premises to make sure you are protected, and high standards are maintained.

Importing and Exporting Food

If you're planning to import or export food in the UK, you can find more information here.

Food Sampling

We take food samples from food businesses to help make sure that the food you eat is safe.

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