Food safety risk assessment
Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all food
businesses. The local authority requires a risk assessment to
be carried out prior to registration of a food business.
The council sets the following standards for food.
We aim to ensure that:
- Food businesses are registered
- Food is correctly labelled and described and meets quality
- Manufacturers and retailers of food are regularly
- Restaurants and other food premises meet strict hygiene
- Food is safe to eat
The food safety team is responsible for the inspection of food
retailers and providers in the borough. The team ensures that
the food hygiene and quality being made available in premises meets
legal requirements. It is also responsible for ensuring food
is correctly labelled and compositional standards are met.
All premises registered with the council are inspected on a
priority basis according to risk. New premises should register with
the team so that an initial visit can be carried out and advice
The team is responsible for checking the food hygiene and
standard of food premises. The team also deals with any
health and safety issues in food premises.
The team is responsible for all premises that provide food,
whether money is exchanged or not.
Law Enforcement Service Plan 2013-14.pdf (PDF 441Kb)
If you are a retailer seeking advice about how to handle food or
you have a food safety issue you wish to tell the council about,
Consumer and Busines Regulations Service - Food Safety
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Open: 9am to 5pm - Monday to Friday
Tel: 020 7364 5008
Fax: 020 7364 6901