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Food safety for businesses

The Food Safety Act 1990 and regulations made under it make it an offence for anyone to sell or process food for sale which is harmful to health. They also place an obligation on businesses to ensure that their activities are carried out in a hygienic way.  


Running a food business means that you have a particular responsibility in protecting the health and safety of your customers.

Information for New and Existing Food Businesses

There are specific legal requirements that you must comply with including having a suitable documented food safety management system and registering the premises used for the food business. Information/ links on these and other topics are provided below.

If you require further advice please contact the food team on 01572 722 577 or email environmentalhealth@rutland.gov.uk 

Starting a new food business

Food hygiene for businesses

Safer Food Better Business ...(including downloadable and printable SFBB packs and Diary refils)

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points

E.Coli Guidance

Training for Food Handlers

Visit The Food Standards Agency Home Page for further information on

  • Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance Guidance
  • Registration of a food business
  • Businesses
  • Health and Safety for business

The Food Safety Enforcement Policy

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