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We provide advice and guidance about food safety for businesses and consumers.

Advice and guidance for businesses

We work with business in the area to maintain high levels of food hygiene. Find out about your responsibilities as a food business operator and the resources available to help you. View advice and guidance for businesses.

Advice and guidance for consumers

As a customer you have the right to expect a certain standard of food hygiene on any purchases you make. We enforce standards and investigate when they are failing. Find out what you can expect. View advice and guidance for consumers.

Food hygiene rating system

We inspect all food premises in North Somerset to ensure that they are compliant with the current legal requirements and supply food that is safe to eat. For more information read our food hygiene rating scheme FAQs.

Information about food allergens

From 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers regulation sets out how information on food allergens should be declared on pre-packed or loose food. For more information download guidance from the Food Standards Agency website:

Safety and legal compliance

We carry out investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with safety and trading laws. We also play an important role in investigating and preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the community.

For more information contact our food and safety team.