You have to register your food business 28 days before you open. Fill in the application form and get help to apply.
Find out about the process of food hygiene inspections and the food safety laws that businesses have to follow.
Find out who to contact when you want to make a complaint about food and when something may pose a public health threat.
Find out how businesses are rated, how they can improve their score and where you can find local food hygiene ratings.
Find the food laws that apply to your business and how to follow them.
Find food safety information for businesses in a range of languages. This includes picture-based guidance.
If you run or intend to open a food market stall, find out what food hygiene laws you have to follow.
Learn about E. coli, how it spreads and what you can do to protect your customers.
Find out about notifiable diseases, which ones we investigate and how.
Find out when the Food Standards Agency would issue alerts about problems with food and where you can find this information.
Find the reasons a food business may be missing from the food hygiene rating list.
Find out why we may take food samples and what the sampling process involves.
Information for food businesses about how to do hazard analysis to work in a safe and hygienic way.
Find out about the causes and symptoms and what to do if you have food poisoning.
We run allergen workshops to help protect you, your business and your customers. The 3 hour workshop costs £25.
Find out what food businesses are responsible for, how to tell if they’re allergy aware and what to do if someone has an allergic reaction.
Find helpful guidance and information on COVID-19 safety and compliance in the food and hospitality industry.