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.
There are revisions to this service due to Coronavirus. Please see the current updates on the Food safety page.
For a summary of regulations relating to this licence, read the Food Standards Agency guide:
Use the links below to register your business and for information on running various types of Food Business Establishment
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: