Confused about food safety in your business? In this section you will find advice about legal requirements, recommendations about best food hygiene practice and practical hints and tips on common food safety problems.
Food Hygiene Law
A brief summary of the main rules that apply to most food businesses in Leicester.
Controlling Food Temperatures
One of the most important things that any food business must control is food temperature. Good temperature control will stop harmful bacteria growing in the food that you serve.
Pest Control in Food Businesses
Pests are one of the worst problems that a food business can encounter. Most Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices (temporary closures) that are served on businesses in Leicester are due to mouse, rat and cockroach infestation. Don't let pests destroy your business, follow our advice!
Keeping your Business Clean
Do you know the difference between detergent and sanitiser? If not then read our advice on practical cleaning in food businesses.
Imported Food - When is it Illegal?
Illegally imported food can cost you money. If an environmental health officer finds imported food in your business that is suspected to be illegally imported, the food will be seized and destroyed and your business will bear the cost. Read our advice and you won't get caught out.