How Do I Start a New Food Business?

It is important that all food businesses are run safely and hygienically, with no risk to the public from the food that is produced or sold. The council's environmental health officers are able to offer you sound advice about the many issues that will affect your business. These include food safety and health and safety requirements, noise control and the prevention of nuisances.

By contacting your environmental health officer at an early stage, you could save time, money and anxiety as the advice you receive will help you to operate within the law and make sure that your new business venture gets of to the best possible start from day one.

It is also a legal requirement that you register your food business with the council.

If you would like any information about starting, registering or running a food business in our borough, please contact us for free, impartial advice.

Find out more about starting a food business.

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