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Food Safety

Food business operators need to comply with food safety regulations which cover the food chain from producers and growers through to the consumers. The information in this section will help you to meet the requirements and also follow good practice.

Some of the links take you straight to the Food Standards Agency who have direct responsibility for food controls in this country. This page also includes information and guidance on the work carried out locally with food business.

External Link Starting up a Food Business

Advice from the Food Standards Agency

Internal Link Registration of Food Businesses

Who needs and register and how to do it

Internal Link National Food Hygiene Scheme

Information for food businesses on this scheme

Internal Link E Coli 0157

Controlling the risk in a food business

Internal LinkInspection of Food Businesses in Wealden

How inspections are carried, when and why 

Internal Link Approved Food Businesses

Information on the additional requirements for businesses dealing with products of animal origin

Internal Link Wealden's Food Safety Team

Who we are and what we do

Internal Link Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS)

Advice on putting systems in place to control food safety. Includes information on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Standards Agency systems such as Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)

Internal Link Guidance and Advice on Specific Food Topics

Information on temperature control, vacuum packing and more

External Link Food Alerts

Information from Food Standards Agency about problems associated with food and any details of specific action to be taken

WDC Website Link Food Sampling

Information on the food sampling carried out by the Public Protection Team

External Link Food Allergies and Intolerances

Advice and guidance from the Food Standards Agency

WDC Website Link Local Markets and Local Produce

Information on local markets and traders throughout Wealden

WDC Link Wealden's Online Business Directory

To promote your business and search for producers and suppliers

Internal Link Make a Complaint About Food Safety

How to contact us with food safety complaints and concerns