COVID – 19 Food Business Advice

Special guidance for food businesses

If you operate a food business there is additional advice available on how you can protect people in workplaces from Coronavirus. The Food Standards Agency have published guidance here. This includes how to manage social distancing for customers.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has produced detailed guidance for businesses offering takeaway and delivery food services. This is available here.

Registration of new food businesses

There is a requirement for all food businesses to register with the Council before they start to operate. This applies to charities and non-profit making businesses too. This means we can get essential information to you if necessary as you must still take steps to make sure food meets food safety requirements.

You do not have to be inspected before you start operating your business. If your business is temporary during the Coronavirus crisis then you just need to email to tell us when you have stopped. It is easy to apply to register online and there is no fee. To register simply click here.

For further information please contact The Environmental Health (Commercial) Team by email at food_team@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.