If you run a business that handles food, you must meet specific requirements
What do the requirements cover?
The food hygiene requirements include rules on:
- the handling of food, eg how it is stored, prepared and cooked
- the condition of kitchen facilities, eg their design, repair and cleanliness
- the recording and management of food safety
Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidance
You can find out about the requirements in more detail using the link below.
Food safety inspections
We will check on all aspects of food hygiene when we will inspect your business.
Help with your food management system
Some businesses must have a documented system for managing food safety based on the principles of HAACP.
This is an FSA toolkit that helps small retailers, catering businesses and childminders to manage food safety and food hygiene, using HACCP principles.