Food and food businesses
Food business registration
If you operate a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures), you are required by law to register that business.
Food premises approval (manufacturing premises)
We may need to approve your food premises under European-derived legislation.
Food premises hygiene rating scheme
View our database of food catering businesses to see the result of Primary Food Hygiene Inspections.
Food safety - regulations
The Environmental Health staff in the Food Team ensure businesses comply with food safety legislation.
Food safety - illness and contamination
Food poisoning occurs when a person eats food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria, parasites or viruses.
Food production - hygiene
Sunderland City Council has a range of duties which cover food hygiene, food businesses, food safety and general advice regarding Public Health Services.
Food labelling and composition
Food labels must give adequate information so that the customer can choose between foods and select foods that match their requirements.
Food safety - risk assessment
We ensure businesses comply with food safety legislation.
Food business - health promotion
The Council provides advice and information to food businesses to ensure that all food supplied is produced in a clean, hygienic manner
Farming - feed hygiene registration
Under the EU Feed Hygiene Regulations, there is a system for the approval and registration of feed business establishments (premises) that manufacture, market, distribute or use animal feeds, including feed additives.
Placing tables and chairs on the pavement or in the road
You must apply for a licence to legally place tables, chairs and other furniture on the public highway (which can include footway, footpath, carriageway and grass verge).