Food safety advice and leaflets for the public

We can assist you with food hygiene in the home. Before contacting the team directly we suggest that you view the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) website as this provides comprehensive food safety advice for members of the public.

The FSA provide information on:

  • Cooking food safely at home
  • Food poisoning
  • Best before and use by dates

If you can’t find what you’re after there, have a look through our advice leaflets, which cover a wide range of food safety areas. 

Advice leaflets

These food hygiene leaflets have been prepared for members of the public. They can be downloaded free from this site.

Further information for the proprietors of food businesses can be found in the business advice page.

Links to other food safety websites:

Advice on safe and healthy eating

Advice and information on safer and healthier eating is available on the NHS Choices Healthy Eating website. The advice includes how to keep food safe, information on food labels and food-related health issues.

If you have a problem with some food you purchased see the advice on our food complaints page.

Contact us

If you can’t find the answer to your question from any of the leaflets listed below, you can complete and submit the online form detailing your enquiry and a member of the Environmental Health Team will get back to you.

Request Food Safety Advice

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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