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Advice on setting up a food business

​​​​Setting up a food business can be a daunting task, with a wide range of legislation that must be complied with if you are not to fall foul of the law.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have produced a booklet entitled 'Starting up - Your first steps to running a catering business' which can be downloaded from their website.

Food Standards Agency - Starting a food business

Registering a food business​

All food business establishments are legally obliged to register with their local authority before opening. 


0300 303 8871

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Public Protection Service​​
Number One Riversid​e​
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU