Posted on: Wednesday 24 May 2023
Food businesses can now find guidance and advice from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in one easy to access business guidance hub on food.gov.uk.
The new hub brings together guidance on how to set up a food business, how to achieve a good food hygiene rating and manage allergens to keep customers safe.
Businesses can also find new case studies on the FSA blog, telling real stories about how working with your local authority and the FSA helps get your business off the ground and grow safely and successfully.
Hanna, Founder and Owner of Benji’s Bites in Harrogate said: “The FSA Here to Help hub has all the documentation you need, and it gives you a nice checklist to work through to make sure that you've not forgotten anything. I know that my local Environmental Health Officer (EHO) is always there too. If I've got any questions; I can ask her.”
Katie Pettifer, Director of Strategy and Regulatory Compliance at the Food Standards Agency said: “At a time when new food businesses are facing cost pressures and other challenges, the FSA and local authorities want to make it easier for businesses to do the right thing. Our new online hub has gathered the advice and guidance that any new food business needs to make a success of running a compliant and safe business.”
The FSA will also be publishing case studies from Environmental Health Practitioners across England and Wales, sharing why they do their job and what they’re looking for when they inspect businesses.
For more information on how to keep your business on track whilst keeping consumers safe head to our business guidance hub. Alternatively, head to the FSA’s easy to navigate guide for those starting up a new food business.