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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.

Legislation Very Important

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020 No. 350) require the closure of businesses selling food or drink for consumption on the premises, and businesses listed in the Schedule, to protect against the risks to public health from coronavirus. To see the related Government advice go to Gov.UK. The Regulations were amended on the 22 April 2020 by SI 2020 No 447.  on the 13 May 2020 by SI 2020 No. 500 on the 1 June 2020 by SI 2020 No. 558 and on the 12 June 2020 by SI 2020 No.588.  

To see prepared local guidance for food businesses go to Guidance (pdf 150 kb) and for Consumers go to Poster (pdf 160 kb).

Opening Certain Businesses and Venues on 4 July 2020

The Prime Minister announced further relaxation of the restrictions which come into effect from the 4 July 2020. This means businesses such as Pubs, Restaurants, Hairdressers, Places of Worship, Cinemas, Community Centres, Museums and outdoor amusements can open from the 4 July, so long as they take measures to prevent the spread of infection. However some premises must remain closed for example these include nightclubs, indoor play areas, beauty salons, tanning studios, skin piercing studios, swimming pools and conference centres. To see the related Government Guidance go to Gov.uk (External link) 

Any issues on the enforcement implications and report any concerns please send through to psr@newcastle.gov.uk   

 

Need more information?

Food Safety Service
Public Safety & Regulation
Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8QH

0191 2787878

psr@newcastle.gov.uk

Food Standards Agency

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