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Food you can trust

Our fundamental mission is food you can trust. By this, we mean that people can trust that the food they buy and eat is safe and what it says it is, and food is healthier and more sustainable.

FSA Strategy for 2022-27

The FSA's strategy for the next 5 years sets out our vision, how we are adapting and how we will deliver a food system in which food is safe, is what it says it is, and is healthier and more sustainable

Food business registration

When you start a new food business, or take over an existing business, you must register with your local authority. You should do this at least 28 days before you start trading. We have more information on how to register a food business, including who needs to register, taking over an existing food business, and how to update your business details.

Food hygiene ratings

Food hygiene ratings help you choose where to eat out or shop for food by telling you how seriously the business takes their food hygiene standards.

Allergen labelling changes for prepacked for direct sale food

Guidance to help food businesses, affected by recent changes to allergen labelling requirements, also known as Natasha's Law. Use the toolkit to better understand how to label food products following the legislation that came into effect on 1 October 2021.

Food allergy and intolerance training

Food business operators must make sure that staff receive training on managing allergens effectively. We have free online food safety courses available to help you and your business comply with food hygiene and food standards.