Food safety

Guidance about food safety and how it affects your business.

Our services

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.


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New easy to use online hub launched for food businesses. Food businesses can now find guidance and advice from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in one easy to access business guidance hub.

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.

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.

  • Subsidised Face-to-Face Level 2 Food Safety Training

    Did you know that this council is now going to offer face-to-face Level 2 Food Safety Training?

    Although online courses are cheap, face-to-face training provides the opportunity to answer your questions and tailor the course content to your particular type of business. The course will be delivered by Karen Paterson, one of our practicing Environmental Health Officers. Subsidised by the Council, the course aims to help businesses understand and deliver the food safety standards that are required by the food laws. All candidates receive a course book; exam is multiple choice (can be delivered verbally if required). The CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety (Level 2) is designed for anyone working or volunteering in a food business.

    This one-day, face-to-face training, concludes with a multiple-choice exam in English.  The course will start at 10am and finish at 5pm. All successful candidates will receive a CIEH e-certificate.

    Cost: £56 per candidate

    Venue: Training and Development Unit, Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street, Hammersmith W6 9JJ. 

    Course dates:          

    • Monday 23rd October 2023 – course code TD1009
    • Monday 20th May 2024 – course code TD2008

    Book by phoning: 0208 753 3600 stating the course codeOr online: visit then search for 'food safety'.

    If you would like to find out more or discuss your training needs, please email Karen Paterson on

Enforcement policy

Environmental Health and Public Protection Enforcement Policy (pdf 378KB)

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

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