Food safety

Food safety

Food Hygiene Rating System


Food complaints


Starting a new food business


If you are an existing food business operator seeking advice or guidance, please contact us directly and a Food Safety Officer will be in touch.

FSA Allergen Guidance

New requirements are in place as of 1 October 2021 to label foods that are prepacked for direct sale with the name of the food, the ingredients list and the allergens.

The Food Standards Agency has further detail according to business type, with online training resources available via the Food Standards Agency Introduction to allergen labelling changes (PPDS) guidance.

Press Articles

To see the consequences of a business being found to be noncompliant by our officers during the inspection process please see this story from the Chronicle about a Newcastle shop fined thousands after inspectors find dirt covered walls and meat kept in buckets.


Need more information?

Food Safety Service
Public Safety & Regulation
Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 2787878

Food Standards Agency

0330 3327149

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