This page offers advice to anyone who is starting a food business or thinking of starting a 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.

Better Business for All is a project set up to offer a single point of access to free advice about the many issues that will affect your business. These include food safety, health and safety requirements, noise control, the prevention of nuisances and fire safety. You can contact the service on the Better Business for All helpline 0871 384 3185 or access their Better Business for All website.

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 off to the best possible start from the beginning.

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 using the contact details in the panel on the right.

Last updated: Friday, 11 August 2023 3:54 pm