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Food safety for businesses

How we regulate food safety in food premises and investigate outbreaks of food poisoning.

Food business registration and approval

Register your food premises with us, if you store, prepare, distribute or sell food.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Request a food hygiene rating inspection, or a revisit. You can also appeal or reply to a previous visit.

Food safety inspections

Food businesses in Westminster are subject to regular food safety inspections carried out by the council.

Food standards

Food safety standards ensure consumers have access to food that is free of dangerous or diseased substances.

Report suspected food poisoning

Find out how to report food poisoning.

Report food safety complaints

We can investigate issues with food bought in Westminster or from a Westminster business.

Setting up a food business

How to register, set up and manage a food business.

Safer food, better business

The Food Standards Agency provides food safety management pack for restaurants, cafes, takeaways and small catering businesses.

Allergen control

Guidance and advice on allergens for food businesses in the retail and catering industry.

Food hygiene training

More information on food hygiene courses and certificates.

Licensing and food guidance

Food guidance during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 licensing and food guidance

Find out how COVID-19 has changed licensing and food guidance for businesses.