The government has published guidance for food businesses which may continue to open (such as takeaway services and supermarkets).
This includes information on:
- Maintaining Social Distancing
- Food Hygiene
- Managing Employee Sickness
The full guidance can be found on the Government website.
Additional guidance is also provided by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
The Food and Safety Team ensure the safety of food produced, sold and eaten in North Lincolnshire and protect the public against food borne illnesses. If you run a food business, it is important that you understand all the laws that apply to you; this not only makes good business sense, but usually means you are not at risk of substantial financial penalties for non-compliance.
We know that Food Safety legislation can be complex and can sometimes feel like a burden, but for general questions, free guidance is available at the Food Standards Agency website. You can also get other useful information if you are thinking of starting a food business on the business pages of GOV.UK.
If you are starting up a new food business or taking on an existing food business why not get your business off to the best possible start by registering for the Food Safety Business Advice Service. The service can help you to understand the regulatory requirements needed to achieve the best possible rating for your business and achieve compliance with food law.
If you require more comprehensive advice than that provided on the Food Standards Agency website, or if you would like an officer to answer a specific query in regard to your business, we offer a bespoke Food Safety Business Advice Service tailored to the needs of your business