Food safety

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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.


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.

External links

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.

    Course overview

    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.

    Key facts

    • 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.

    Course dates

    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.

Contact details

Hammersmith & Fulham Council
The Environment Department
Food and Safety Team
Hammersmith Town Hall
King Street
W6 9JU

020 8753 1081