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Food Safety and Hygiene - First Steps

You must make sure you understand the basics of food hygiene before starting your food business. This will help you to stop harmful bacteria and viruses entering your food business and produce safe food.

  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Pest control
  • Waste disposal
  • Temperature control
  • Storage and delivery

There are also steps you’ll need to take when your business is affected by unexpected events.

See Caterers - Frequently Asked Questions for a comprehensive list of issues facing food businesses. 

You must be familiar with food hygiene legislation.

For more on Food Safety and Hygiene see our Running a Food Business section.