Advice for businesses during the Coronovirus pandemic. Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely.
We aim to ensure that all food and drink sold by the borough’s 2,000 food businesses is produced, stored, distributed and handled without risk to the health and safety of consumers.
We offer a variety of services and advice relating to food safety. This includes information about registering a food business, regulations, training opportunities and other guidance.
- Registering your food businesses
- EU Transition (Brexit) and your food business
- Food export health certificates and importing food
- Food safety inspections
- Food hygiene rating scheme
- Food hygiene advice for new food businesses
- Food safety and public health
- Food safety complaints
- Food poisoning
- Food allergy awareness
- Labelling (food standards) - information about the quality, composition, labelling, presentation and advertising of food
- Safety guidance for event organisers and traders.
A reminder to all food businesses to focus on food safety standards. The food safety team is here to support businesses, improve standards and keep consumers safe.
Healthier Catering Commitment. Restaurants, takeaways, sandwich bars and other caterers that offer healthier food options can now apply for a Healthier Catering Commitment award.
- Food Standards Agency
- Public Health England
- Department of Health
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Trade waste - your legal duty
Important information on how to deal with your trade waste.
Training opportunities for businesses
Help your business or organisation stay on the right side of the law - find out about public health training courses.
- CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety (Level 2)
The CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety (Level 2) is designed for anyone working or volunteering in a food business.
This one day CIEH accredited training is delivered in person by a Hammersmith & Fulham Environmental Health Officer, providing learners with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the application of food safety law within their particular business. This course reinforces the importance of food safety and provides learners with an understanding of how to identify and control food safety hazards in their own workplace. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to prepare and cook food that is safe for consumption.
Who is this course for?
- Food handlers preparing or cooking food for consumers
- Anyone wishing to refresh previously learned skills and knowledge
- Businesses looking to provide staff development to food employees
- Self-employed, food-based small business owners.
- Offers the minimum standards for the food safety industry
- Builds on the introductory certificate in food safety
- Recognises good practice as a food handler
Course duration and assessment
This one day, face-to-face training, concludes with a multiple choice exam in English. The course will commence at 09:30 and finish at 16:30. All successful candidates will receive a CIEH e-certificate. Gives confidence to consumers.
Monday 31 October 2022. Tuesday 25 April 2023.
Book by phoning: 0208 753 3600 stating course code: TD1009
General data protection regulations
For information on general data protection regulations and how we manage your data please see Food and Safety Team privacy notice.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council
The Environment Department
Food and Safety Team
Hammersmith Town Hall
020 8753 1081