All food businesses such as restaurants, cafes, takeaways, retail food shops and care homes, that serve food to the public, whether for profit or not, need to be registered by the food business operator with the Council at least 28 days before the business opens.
Food business registration is free of charge. Failure to register a food business is an offence under food legislation which could result in action being taken against you.
Our dedicated team of Environmental Health Officers help to ensure that all food is safe to eat. Most of the work involves inspecting the food businesses, dealing with any complaints and investigating outbreaks of food borne illnesses, though we also sample food and offer advice and information. Please see our Food Safety web pages for more information.
Where can I get more information?
Food and Trading Standards, 4 Edham Road, Dudley, DY1 1HL
Telephone 0300 555 2345