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Food safety for businesses

We are responsible for the regulation of food safety law in our district and we routinely:

  • inspect food businesses to assess compliance with food law and provide your business with the appropriate food hygiene rating
  • investigate food related complaints
  • investigate food related outbreaks of illness
  • provide food safety advice to businesses.

You can find links to the information you need to ensure you and your business is compliant with food law.

Contact us at for further support or food safety information.

Starting a food business

Register your new food business and follow legal and safety regulations.

Running your food business safely

Helpful food safety information and guidance

Food hygiene inspections

We routinely inspect businesses that produce, prepare and supply food to the public.

Food hygiene rating scheme

Food business operators are inspected by us to decide their food hygiene rating.

Low risk food businesses

Submit a self-assessment to see if you require a food safety inspection.

Food-related outbreaks

Report cases of viral gastroenteritis to us to help prevent an outbreak.

Exporting food products

Apply for an Export Health Certificate for food products distributed abroad.

Ice safety

How to make, store and handle ice for your customers hygienically.

Fishing vessels registered as a food business

Information to fishermen on registering your vessel as a food business

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