Restaurants and other premises in which food
is prepared for human consumption must comply with the Food Safety
Regulations and the food sold must be of good quality and free from
This is achieved by ensuring that the premises are suitable and the
practices used take account of food hazards.
Considerations for the premises include:
1) Its condition and ability to be
2) The drainage, lighting and
3) The water supply and availability of hot
4) Toilet facilities for staff (and
5) The provision of suitable equipment which
is capable of being effectively cleaned.
6) Pest Control.
7) Waste disposal facilities.
Considerations for practices include:
1) The purchase of good quality
2) Food storage facilities and
3) Food preparation and cooking facilities
4) Appropriate temperature
5) Proposed food service
6) Trained, hygienic staff and
Environmental Health staff will visit from time to time to check on
the premises and practices, and to provide advice.
In between visits you can contact us for advice on any food safety
All food businesses must be notified to Environmental Health. If
you are opening a new business, or are a new proprietor, or are
planning to change the nature of the business, you must contact us.
You may well have to be formally registered.