Food safety and businesses
This section has been designed to assist people already in a food business or those preparing to set up new businesses.
Food safety and hygiene for the public gives information on making a complaint about a food product or food business.
Our interest in the production, preparation, transportation and sale of food, and all the other processes in between, is to ensure, as far as possible, that the food we eat is safe and will not harm us.
Food can be an excellent medium for harmful bacteria to grow in, which is why there is so much concern. Laws have been made and Environmental Health are responsible for enforcing them.
However in our experience best results are achieved through co-operation and so the aim is always to assist businesses in meeting their legal obligations without resorting to the law, unless absolutely necessary.
For further advice on legal requirements see the Food hygiene legislation (Food Standards Agency website).
For information on industry guides to good hygiene go to Good hygiene practice for industry (Food Standards Agency website).
For details of our small selection of food hygiene videos and DVDs which are available for free loan to local businesses for training purposes.
For details of our wide range of leaflets food safety.
Commercial catering from home gives information about setting up a catering business from a domestic property.
Trading from a mobile in the Borough of Reigate & Banstead gives information for mobile food vendors.
For information about the activities of the council's food and safety team.
For more useful food safety links.
Last updated : 11/01/2013