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Starting a Food Business

All food businesses, big or small, whether operating from a business premises, in the home or from a mobile unit or food stall, must be aware of the legislation regarding food hygiene and food safety. Ultimately, you are responsible for ensuring the food you produce is safe.

Have a look at each of the sections below for all the information you'll need to get started

You must register your business 

Your business may also need approval

You must familiarise yourself with food hygiene legislation

You need to develop a food safety management system based on HACCP

You must have a traceability system

You may require some form of food safety training
Considerations when operating from home or selling at farmers’ markets
Have a look at some useful publications 

Last reviewed: 1/10/2013

Approved Food Establishments 


Food Labelling