Starting a new food business

Pre-application advice

Before opening your new business, it is recommended that youcontact the Food, Health and Safety team for advice and guidance. They will be able to help you with:

  • Determining whether you need to register your food business, or apply for approval.
  • Understanding legal requirements.
  • Design and lay out issues.
  • Food safety procedures and records.
  • Advice and training.

Please alsoconsult the Food Standards Agency's website (opens new window)  for more information on:

  • Registering
  • Exceptions
  • Who needs to register
  • Registering as a childminder
  • Volunteers and charity organisations
  • Food hygiene rating scheme
  • Updating your business details

Last updated: 31/08/2022 07:26:41