Food safety is normally regulated by your local authority, although in some cases this is done by the Food Standards Agency.
If you are planning to produce, store or sell food and drink, in virtually all cases you will need to register your business with your local authority in advance, and have written food safety management procedures.
In addition if intending to manufacture or process food of animal origin, your premises will normally need to be formally assessed and approved by your local authority.
Anyone handling food must also have appropriate training in food hygiene.
This covers actions like:
- Any form of food production or consumption business
- Standards and procedures
- Food hygiene training
- Drafting, implementing and maintaining relevant food safety procedures
- Registering your business