Food hygiene inspections

If you are a food business we will carry out regular inspections of your business to help you comply with the food safety regulations.

You can find lots of advice on how to meet the food safety regulations from the Food Standards Agency website.

Arranging an inspection of a food business

All food businesses have to register with us and we will carry out a regular inspection of your premises. The frequency of these inspections depends on the type of business and the standard of hygiene in the premises. 

Setting up a new food business

If you are setting up a new food business you have to register with us at least 28 days before opening. 

You can find more advice on the steps you need to take on the Food Standards Agency website

If you would like an advisory visit from one of our food safety team, then contact us by phone or use the general enquiry form.

To regsiter your food business, complete the form below and return it to our food safety team (the form is in Word or PDF format):

Download the registration form (PDF)

Download the registration form (Word)

Remember you may also need a licence with your business, especially if you are selling alcohol or providing entertainment. We can help with this too.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Each food business is given a star rating between zero and five (five being the best) on their food hygiene practices. This rating is made available to the public on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme website

You will get a window sticker to promote your rating on your premises.