Food hygiene and safety for new businesses

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Food hygiene and safety for new businesses

Once you have dealt with all the issues relating to the premises or vehicle you want to use, it's time to think about the food side of the business.

The laws dealing with food businesses are there to protect consumers from food that is unfit, unsafe and not properly described. There are hygiene standards for the premises, the people handling and preparing food and the processes involved.

Food hygiene and safety training

Anyone who handles food should have appropriate training. The level of training required depends on the nature and size of your business.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - information for new businesses

Find out how to get a top rating on your very first inspection.

Labelling and composition

The labelling and composition of food is dealt with by Trading Standards who are based at East Sussex County Council. They can also provide advice and guidance on issues such as allergens.

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