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All food businesses including retailers must operate a food safety management system.
Sometimes the inspection and auditing of food premises is not enough and we have to take a closer look.
We deal with complaints about food you have eaten in a café, restaurant or other food premises.
Register your business if you want to carry out any food operations
One of the most common causes of food poisoning is poor hygiene on the part of food handlers.
Officers check that hygiene standards meet legal requirements.
Although not a legal requirement, in general most people working in the food business will need the foundation certificate in food hygiene.
Manufacturers must follow clear guidelines about what labels can and cannot show
Making sure that the food is safe to eat and the description of the food is not misleading.
Premises that prepare or serve food must make sure that food, surfaces and equipment are clean and safe.
If you are planning a barbecue, keep food safe with our food safety tips.
Food alerts are released by the Food Standards Agency as a way of letting people know about problems associated with food.
We have a ultra violet hand washing unit that enables you to check whether you and others are washing your hands properly.
It is important that food is kept at the correct temperature to reduce the risk of contamination and illness.
Legislation requires all food businesses to operate a food safety management system
This guidance is for home caterers, with a good knowledge of home baking, to help them produce safely
This guidance is for home caterers, with a good knowledge of preserve or chutney making, to help them produce safely