Setting up a food business will require a great deal of thought in order to avoid practical, economic and legal pitfalls.

We are here to help guide you to achieve a good standard of food hygiene.

If you would like further business advice please contact our food hygiene team on:

Food safety management

Food hygiene regulations require you to document how you manage food safety. A has been developed to help small catering businesses such as restaurants, cafés and takeaways comply with these regulations.

Download your free pack or a diary refill from the Food Standards Agency website. Alternatively, if you would like to order and collect a printed copy of Safer Food Better Business please contact us: 

The cost of the printed copy is £15 (plus £2.55 postage if required).

For more food business advice

Other useful websites which can give you further business advice are:

Food business advice packs

Prepare your business or organisation for EU Exit

Read this document on the website for a helpful and detailed toolkit on how to prepare for running your business or organisation once the UK leaves the UK.

Egg handling and hygiene practices

There have been a number of outbreaks in the UK relating to food poisoning around eggs. The Food Standards Agency has provided us with the following guidence.

Last updated: Thu 30th March, 2023 @ 13:24