Opening a food stall in a market

If you run or intend to open a market stall, you must comply with food hygiene legislation. 

We have guidance that covers all the food hygiene legislation, including trading standards law. 

The main topics covered are:

  • registration of food premises (download a registration form)
  • transport of food
  • water supply and washing facilities
  • storage and display of food
  • temperature control
  • design and cleanliness
  • personal hygiene
  • waste storage
  • training
  • trading laws: food labelling, pricing, weights and measures

The following guidance available for download provides more information on the above topics

For more tips and advice on food safety & hygiene see our Food Safety Guidance Page.

Find out more about street trading and local markets.

You can also request a copy from the Food Safety Team. Call 01273 292161 or email