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Food hygiene and food businesses

Our team have a legal responsibility to advise and offer guidance to the general public and food businesses on the sale and consumption of food and related issues. 

Further information about food safety is available on the Food Standards Agency website.

Registering and starting a new food business

It is a legal requirement to register your business with the council before opening

Food safety management

How to complete a food hazard analysis for your business

Food hygiene training

Where to obtain food hygiene training

Food hygiene inspections

We inspect all food businesses that produce, prepare and supply food to the public

Food hygiene rating scheme

Find out if your local food business has a good hygiene rating

Home catering advice

Advice on catering from home safely

Use by dates

Guidance on use by dates from the Food Standards Agency

Make a food complaint

Contact us to make a complaint about an item of food you have bought

Food hygiene legislation

Food hygiene legislation