Food Businesses

The following pages are designed to give advice and guidance to those who are looking at setting up or are currently running a food business. Stratford-on-Avon District Council is here to provide advice on the legislative regulations that food businesses must adhere to.

Further business advice can also be found on the following sites:

To contact Environmental Health:


Advice on the 14 allergens, including EU regulations and how to report complaints regarding allergens

B&Bs and Guest Houses

Advice for those running B&Bs and guest houses


Information on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for businesses, or 'scores on the doors'

Food Export Certificate

Local Authority Export Health Certificate Local authority export health certificates are sometimes required by the gove...

Food Law

The Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Law Code of Practice

Home Catering

Advice for setting up a food business from home


Advice on food inspections for businesses

Permit to Trade

Permit for food/drink businesses intending to temporarily trade in Stratford-on-Avon District

Safer Food, Better Business

Advice on creating SFBB and HACCP plans for your food business


Why Stratford-on-Avon District Council carries out food sampling programmes

Specialist Guidance

Specialist guidance for higher risk food businesses in Stratford-on-Avon

Starting a Food Business

Useful advice on starting a food business


Advice on training needed by food handlers and who can provide it

Village Halls and Small Events

Advice for village halls and those holding small events involving food