Food safety advice

Food allergies

Food businesses must provide allergen information and follow labelling rules as set out in food law. Detailed guidance and information is available on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Food safety management procedures

A food business must put in place food safety management procedures to ensure the food it produces or sells is safe to eat.

Cross contamination

Follow some simple practices in the preparation and handling of food products to avoid cross contamination.

Personal hygiene

Find out what you and your staff must do when handling food, including handwashing, type of clothing to wear and fitness for work.

Chilling, freezing and defrosting

Follow these simple tips to ensure you keep food safe when chilling, freezing and defrosting.


Ensure you cook food properly to kill harmful bacteria and prevent food poisoning.


How to stay safe when cooking food on a barbecue. Learn how to safely prepare meat and salads, cook meat thoroughly, and what to do with leftovers.

Food hygiene training

You can find details of food hygiene training on our starting a food business page.

Contact us

If you need advice on food safety matters, please email

Page Last Updated: Friday, 02 February 2024 at 12:11 PM