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Industry guides to good food hygiene

How to prepare and develop national guides for good hygiene practice.

Last updated: 4 March 2021
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How to develop an industry guide

Food industry sectors wishing to develop a recognised guide should follow the ‘Industry guides guidance to development’. The guide describes the process and responsibilities for:

  • project planning
  • working group
  • consulting
  • scope, content and structure
  • process for obtaining ‘official recognition’

England, Northern Ireland and Wales

An enforcement authority must have ‘due regard’ if a business is following advice in a recognised industry guide.

Existing industry guides 

The food industry guides to good hygiene practices that have already been developed and available to use include: