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.

Food safety

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 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 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.

Annual Food Law Enforcement Service Plan 2013-14

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:  9am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

Tel: 020 7364 5000