Register a food business

First inspection

What to expect on your first inspection (not applicable for low risk home bakers).

We are there to help you and to ensure that the food produced on your premises is safe to eat. We will be polite and courteous and show identification.

We will be looking at the following

  • your premises: is it clean, in a good state of repair and is the layout suitable to allow for safe handling and preparation of food? 
  • your chosen Food Safety Management System: Do you have a suitable food safety management system based on the HACCP principles in place?  You can use your own in-house system or you may wish to consider use of Safer Food Better Business from the Food Standards Authority. 
  • food safety practices and procedures: Are the procedures in your food safety management system being followed and do they allow for the safe handling and preparation of food? 
  • Staff training: do staff have appropriate training to ensure that the food produced or handled is safe to eat?

Get in touch about environmental health

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.