Starting a new food business

Seeking Advice

Before opening your new business, it is recommended that you contact the Food, Health & 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

Further advice can also be found on the Food Standards Agency's website: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/startingup

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