Business Advice: Food Safety and Standards Compliance

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Food businesses with premises in both the County and at least one other local authority district, and local businesses selling foods outside of the County, are ‘eligible' to enter into a Primary Authority arrangement with the Council or another local authority of their choosing.

The benefit of a Primary Authority arrangement is that advice offered to the business will be ‘assured'.  In practice, enforcing authorities are required to have regard to any assured advice issued by a Primary Authority to a business when considering any possible enforcement.

For more information on these arrangements please contact us, or visit

ID: 1574, revised 24/08/2017