Health and medical information - food safety
Food labelling is important to us all - it helps us understand what we are buying and whether it is healthy. There are laws regulating food labelling and rules about ingredients, or food composition. Find out more about food labelling and composition
We can provide advice for all types of food production. Whether you are seeking guidance to increase hygiene levels in your home kitchen, or as a business, please see our guidance and advice
If you suspect you have food poisoning, it is important to contact your local General Practitioner as soon as possible and call our Environmental Health team on telephone 0845 277 7000. Find out more information and advice about food poisoning
We assess all food businesses using a priority rating system, which determines the frequency of inspection visits. If you wish to complain about a business or seek further information or advice, please contact us on telephone 0845 277 7000 or email us
The sale of food is governed by the Food Safety Act, 1990 and associated regulations. The Food Standards Agency has produced guidance for food businesses.
If you are planning to operate a new food business within our area, you must register your premises with us at least 28 days before opening your premises. We can provide advice to help you start your food business.