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Food hygiene and safety standards

If you run a food business in Newham it is your responsibility to make sure that the food and drink you sell is safe to eat.
On this page, you can find information on food safety and training.
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Why is food hygiene important?

Food that is not stored, handled or cooked properly can give people food poisoning.

Food hygiene and safety in the workplace

Food hygiene and safety

You can find information and advice on food hygiene on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website and from its booklet: 
The FSA's information and management pack, Safer Food, Bette​r Business​, helps small businesses raise standards in food safety and follow hygiene laws.

Food allergies and intolerance

If you run a food business, you must provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in the food you make or sell. You must either display the information or have it available to advise customers.

Find more information on the Food Standards Agency website.

Food hygiene training

European law on food hygiene says that all businesses must make sure they give employees who handle food the proper training in food hygiene.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) backs the course, and candidates get a certificate when they finish it successfully. You can find out more about the topics covered in the course on the CIEH website.

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  • Food Safety Team
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    E15 3DB

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