Starting or relocating a food business - Further information


Food handlers must be adequately trained in accordance with the food handling duties undertaken. Food Hygiene courses are available from a variety of providers.

Statutory Nuisance

You must ensure your premises are not the cause of a statutory nuisance to neighbouring properties from emitting smoke, fumes, gases, dusts, steam, odour, noise, or having accumulations or deposits that are prejudicial to health or a nuisance.

Public Sanitary Accommodation

An adequate number of toilets need to be provided for members of the public eating or drinking food in restaurants and caf├ęs. However, if the business is predominately a takeaway where seating is limited to eight or less, you will not be expected to provide toilets for customers.

Food Premises Structure

The food premises must be kept clean and maintained in good repair and condition, to enable adequate cleaning and disinfection.



Last Updated on Friday, September 29, 2023