Any premises which stores, prepares, produces, cooks or sells food in Cardiff must comply with the current food safety legislation.


Starting and registering a food business 

What you need to know if you are thinking of setting up your own food business.

Food hygiene ratings scheme

How the rating scheme works and how to find out the scores on the doors of Cardiff’s food outlets.

Complain about food hygiene

How to make a complaint about food or a food business.


Advice for home caterers and childminders

Find out if you need to register as a food business.

Food safety legislation and inspections

Find out about food hygiene laws and how we carry out inspections.

Food hygiene training 

Make sure you and your employees are complying with current food hygiene standards.


Food safety management (HACCP)

Guidance on how to complete a hazard analysis for your business.

Approved food businesses

If your business deals with food of animal origin you may need to apply for approval under EC law.

Ethnic food businesses 

Food safety guidance provided in a number of community languages.


Event catering

If you are a caterer looking to trade at an event in Cardiff, find out about standards, inspections and how to apply.