Important COVID-19 notice: It is now a criminal offence for certain businesses and venues to be open.

You can report businesses breaking these rules to the Environmental Health team using our report a Coronavirus issue form.

For more information please visit GOV.UK - guidance to closing certain businesses and venues

For support and advice for businesses affected by COVID-19 see business support - COVID-19.

Starting a food business
What you need to know before starting a food business.
Register a food business
You must register your food business at least 28 days before opening.
Food hygiene training
About training your staff, including certified courses and useful training videos.
Food safety management system
You must have a food management system if own a food business.
Food inspections
Find out when, how and what happens after a food hygiene inspection.
Food allergy awareness
About food allergies and your responsibilities as a food business.
Food sampling
Find out about food sampling and why we take them.
Food alerts
Sign up for alerts about problems with food and actions to be taken.
Food export certificates
Apply for a food export certificate if you wish to sell produce abroad.