We are responsible for registering and inspecting all food premises. We assess them for hygiene and food safety standards to ensure that all food offered for sale to the public is safe to eat and is properly described.
Food hygiene regulations require all food businesses to apply food safety management procedures based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) to their businesses.
To help businesses comply with food hygiene regulations, in partnership with other agencies and the Food Standards Agency we have developed a Safe Catering guide. Our officers will look at this record or an equivalent during an inspection.
Other similar guidance materials have also been developed by the Food Standards Agency i.e. Safer Food Better Business which may also be suitable depending on your business.
Our officers can on request visit your premises to discuss your plans, talk through your proposals and advise on all aspects of food safety.