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Running a food business

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.
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 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.
Teaching resources for catering students intended to promote understanding of food safety management and Safer Food Better Business (SFBB).
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.
Guidance on how to prevent cross-contamination.
How to manage food safety in your food business. Includes online training and e-learning resources.
How to choose the right premises and what facilities you need to provide in your food business. Includes advice on health and safety and fire safety.
How to vacuum pack your chilled food products safely as a business, manufacturer or retailer.
How to prepare and develop national guides for good hygiene practice.
Legal requirements that you have to follow as a food business.
Food safety management guides for caterers and retailers in Northern Ireland.
This helps brokers understand their obligations under food law including the need to register as a food business.
How to register a new and existing food business.