Food production hygiene

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 standards
  • Manufacturers and retailers of food are regularly inspected
  • Restaurants and other food premises meet strict hygiene standards
  • 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 advertised.

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 given.

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.

Related information

Contact us:

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, write to:

Consumer and Business Regulations Service - Food Safety
6th Floor
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 020 7364 5008
Fax: 020 7364 0863

Email: foodsafety@towerhamlets.gov.uk