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Starting a food business

All food businesses are required by law to register with their Local Food Authority at least 28 days prior to trading.

For a summary of regulations relating to this licence, read the Food Standards Agency guide:

pdf icon The Food Safety Act 1990 - A Guide for Food Businesses [287kb]

 

Use the links below to register your business and for information on running various types of  Food Business Establishment

Register online to run a Food Business Establishment

Mobile Caterers

Home Catering

Childminders

 

The council also offers the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (formerly the Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene) approved by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health:

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

 

Go straight to our other related services

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
"TuckIn" Scheme for Local Takeaways
Register a Food Business Establishment
 

Additional Information

pdf icon Health and Safety Checklist for Mobile Catering Units [211kb] - download this document for temporary events, markets, stalls and mobile catering units
pdf icon Food Safety Act - A Guide for Businesses [287kb]
pdf icon Health and Safety Service Plan [245kb]
pdf icon Environmental Health Charges [54kb]
pdf icon Cakes and Cupcakes Guidance [21kb]

 

Contact the Environmental Health Department