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Food business management

Registration is now open for our free webinars in November on risk analysis and UK authorisation of substances in food and feed after the Transition Period
The Here to Help campaign provides a practical guide for food businesses on how to register, re-open and adapt to the way they trade safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We welcome the successful prosecution of Country Tastes Ltd t/a Neil Powell Catering. The company pleaded guilty to an offence concerning dirty plastic re-usable trays from September 2018 at Hereford Magistrates Court on 27 January.
New law introduced to extend labelling requirements for people with food allergies and intolerances
Our new guidance has been designed to help food businesses carry out food safety withdrawals and recalls with greater ease and effectiveness.

Business guidance

Allergen labelling laws for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods change on 1 October 2021. To help food businesses prepare we hosted this webinar.
What businesses need to know about the new allergen labelling for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food.
Legal requirements and standards for approved meat establishments.
Guidance for wine producers and wine traders on setting up a wine business.
Free online training courses for businesses, including allergen training and food labelling courses.
Guidance for food businesses on providing allergen information and best practice for handling allergens.
Food safety management pack for small catering businesses such as restaurants and takeaways that serve Chinese cuisine.
Food safety management pack for small retail businesses that sell food. This includes small convenience stores, 'corner shops' and confectioners, tobacconists and newsagents.
Food safety management pack for restaurants, cafés, takeaways and other small catering businesses.
Food safety management pack for small residential care homes that prepare and cook food for the residents in their care.
Food safety management pack for small catering businesses such as restaurants and takeaways that serve Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan cuisines.
Food safety management pack for registered childminders or childcarers on domestic premises who usually provide meals and drinks for the children in their care.
Teaching resources for catering students intended to promote understanding of food safety management and Safer Food Better Business (SFBB).
Food safety management pack for small catering businesses such as restaurants and takeaways that serve Chinese cuisine.
How to chill, freeze and defrost food safely in your business.
How to prepare your business for food safety inspections and avoid enforcement action.
Guidance on what you and your staff must do when handling food.
How to cook food in your business to kill harmful bacteria and prevent food poisoning.
Guidance on how to clean equipment and surfaces to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading onto food.