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Food services 

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The food services team deals with a wide range of food safety and standards issues. Activities include conducting food hygiene inspections, dealing with complaints, investigating infectious diseases, food sampling, animal feeding stuffs and food labelling or composition issues. This section of the website is aimed at businesses. If you are a consumer then please visit our consumer pages.

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Advice for, and registering a new food businesses

If you are thinking about setting up a new food business then this section is for you. Here you can get access to food business registration forms and general advice about who to contact when looking to set up a new food business.

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Food hygiene

Food hygiene rating scheme

This section tells businesses more about how the food hygiene scheme works, the appeals process and what businesses are included within the scheme.

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Food standards inspections

The food standards team deal with pricing, underage sales, weights and measures, labelling and composition of food and fair trading issues in food businesses. Find out more about the work carried out.

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Food safety inspections

Here you can find further information about food export certificates and approved businesses. Further food safety inspection information can be found in the common queries for food business operators section.

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Food sampling

This section gives more information on the routine sampling programme, what sampling results mean and how to get access to the annual sampling report.

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Safer food, Better business (SFBB)

SFBB is an innovative and practical approach to food safety management. It helps small businesses with food safety management procedures and food hygiene regulations.

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Animal feeding stuffs

Find out more about the labelling requirements for pet foods and other animal feed. Farms and other feed businesses can also find out how to register with the council and find further information on the requirements under feed hygiene legislation.

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