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Food Businesses

Food Hygiene and Safety

Food must be safe to eat and be prepared in a clean and hygienic manner. There are a number of things businesses need to to meet their legal duties when selling food.

Food Safety Training Courses

To ensure that you and your staff know all about food safety in the workplace, East Herts Council is fully accredited to deliver the CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food. The scheme gives you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, caf├ęs, takeaways, hotels, and other places you like to go to eat out, as well as supermarkets and other food shops.

New Food Businesses

Starting a new food business can be daunting, so here at East Herts we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Read our guide for new food businesses to get started.

Food Premises Registration

All food businesses need to register with the local authority for the area they operate in. It is essential that you keep you information up to date.

Flooding & Food Safety

Flood water can affect roads, pavements and footpaths, as well as causing drains to become blocked and sewage to be mixed with the water. Flood water should therefore always be treated as potentially hazardous to health.

Food Poisoning & Infectious Diseases

Despite everyone's best efforts, sometimes people become ill through no fault of their own. In order to help identify the cause of certain food poisoning and infectious disease outbreaks, environmental health officers will undertake an investigation.