Food safety advice

New businesses

Before you open your food business in Salford you can obtain advice from a food safety officer who will be able to make you aware of all the food hygiene requirements that you need to consider before you start trading.

There is a charge for this service of £110 which includes a visit to the premises and a pre-inspection, a copy of the Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) book along with a full explanation of how this should be completed and a detailed inspection report listing all the areas that require attention before you open the food business.

The payment can be made over the telephone on 0161 925 1097. Once payment has been made an officer will contact you to discuss your requirements and arrange a suitable time to visit the premises.

Existing businesses

If you are already running a food business in Salford you can also request food safety advice. For existing businesses this is charged at £165.

Once payment has been made by telephoning 0161 925 1097 a food safety officer will contact you to discuss your exact needs. If you have taken steps to improve hygiene standards since the last routine inspection you can request a revisit for a food safety officer to re-assess the hygiene rating awarded. This can be done by completing the revisit request form, attaching your inspection report and paying the £165 fee, see our food hygiene rating scheme page for all the details.

Complex food safety advice

If you require specialist food safety advice of a more technical nature, for instance in relation to the assessment of HACCP records and procedures or the implementation of a specific food process. It may be more appropriate to seek advice on an hourly rate basis.

Currently we offer this service at £55 an hour, however it may be more appropriate for you to consider entering a Primary Authority partnership. Please telephone 0161 925 1097 to speak to an officer who can explore your specific requirements in more detail with you.

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