It's an offence for anyone to sell or process food for sale which is harmful to health.
Regulations also oblige businesses to make sure that their activities are carried out in a hygienic way.
All food premises must register with us 28 days before business operations take place.
Staff in our commercial team are always willing to give guidance on how the law relates to your business.
An estimated five million people suffer from food poisoning in England and Wales each year. Running a food business means that you have a particular responsibility to protect the health of your customers.
For more detailed information, visit the Food Standards Agency website.