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.

New food business training

The level of training depends on the complexity of the operation and its potential risk to consumers. Generally speaking, a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 award in Food Hygiene is suitable for most catering and retail businesses. For those who manage food businesses, a CIEH Level 3…

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.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - information for new businesses

You may already be familiar with the green stickers that many businesses display in their shop windows. In our experience, businesses believe a top rating of 5 is good for business, encouraging more people to visit or eat with them. The rating is based on standards of hygiene, the structure…