Test our new beta website

Last updated:
27 March 2018
Beta site on different devices
We’ve been developing our new website to make it much easier for businesses and consumers to find the information they need. Today we’re making it available for you to test, please tell us what you think.

We know that for food to be safe and what it says it is, you need to be able to access the information you need easily, which is why we have been developing the new beta.food.gov.uk.

Over the past year our teams have been working to:

  • Redesign our website to be more engaging and easier to use.
  • Overhaul our consumer and business guidance so that you can find and understand key information.
  • Develop a new contact service, so that your query or report gets to the right team or department first time.
  • Develop a new food and allergy alerts service, powered by APIs, to get information about food recalls and withdrawals to you as quickly as possible.
  • Build the website so that it works as seamlessly whether you are on your phone, tablet or computer.
  • Later this year, we will also be launching the new Food Hygiene Rating service that makes it faster for consumers to find the FHRS rating of a business, and also helps businesses display their food hygiene rating on their own websites and apps.

Tell us what you think

We are confident that you will find the new website much easier to use, but we will not fully know until we have millions of real consumers and businesses using it.

This period, beta public, lets us see how well the website works when you do use it, and helps us identify where we can improve it by allowing us to:

  • Understand if the content meets your needs based on your feedback.
  • See whether you can find information you are looking for first time when searching.
  • Test whether the website seamlessly works on all the devices you use to visit it.
  • See where we need to iterate a service so that it is easier for you to use.

So please do take a look at beta.food.gov.uk, and let us know your comments using the feedback banner on the top of each page.