Have your say on the council's future priorities

Residents are invited to help us decide where to focus our resources over the next five years. Take part by attending one of our roadshows or completing our online survey.

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Register a new food business

Before a new food business can start trading it needs to be registered with us. 

Register your food business

It is also important to think about the following requirements from the beginning.

  • All food businesses must meet the terms of the hygiene standards set out in Regulation (EC) 852/2004 (hygiene of foodstuffs).
  • Depending on the size and nature of your business, you will need to look into which food safety records you will need, and make sure these are completed.
  • You will need to consider food hygiene training for your staff.
  • You can expect food hygiene inspections  by qualified food officers.
  • Waste and recycling collections must be arranged with a licensed waste contractor.
  • You must make sure your food business meets labelling requirements.
  • You must have all the necessary planning and building regulation approvals for the premises to be used as a food business.
  • Your food business must meet health and safety  requirements.
  • Cooking smells or noise should not cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties.

More information

Visit the Food Standards Agency’s website for more information