COVID-19 Public Protection service updates
At these unprecedented times it is our priority to continue to deliver our Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards services as best as we can with Government guidelines in mind. Your health is a priority for us, so at this time there will be amended ways of working. View more information.
Our role in business advice is to enable local businesses to comply with current legislation.
Our business advice pages will cover many of the questions that you have.
Local businesses now have the opportunity to enter into a Primary Authority Partnership with the Council.
Primary Authority enables businesses to form a statutory partnership with a single local authority, which then provides reliable advice and coordinates inspections and enforcement.
For valuable advice and guidance before starting your business, we offer a package called 'Gain and Retain'. This enables your business to get it right and is designed to assist you in obtaining the highest possible Food Hygiene Rating.
Please use the following links for information and advise on:
- setting up a food business
- starting up a catering business from home
- advice for mobile food businesses
- food inspections
- Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
- Food Safety Management Systems
- food samples.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has provided some useful information to food businesses in light of 'Brexit' and to help businesses to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
In addition the FSA has prepared some useful information on how to report, respond and prevent an incident, including how to withdraw or recall unsafe food products.
Last updated: 21/04/2020 16:36