You are required by law to register your business with the environmental health service at your local authority at least 28 days before opening. Registration is free.
For information on food industry regulations visit the Food Standards Agency website.
It is important that food handlers have adequate knowledge to prepare and supply food that is safe to eat. This will normally require the attendance at a food hygiene training course. The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course or its equivalent is recommended in most cases. For further information visit the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland website.
The Food Standards Agency have produced a booklet Food hygiene - a guide for businesses.
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Planning: Advice and guidance from the planning department should be sought prior to any business commencing at a residential property.
Working from home: you may be charged business rates if you use part of your home for your business on a permanent basis. This may or may not affect the level of Council Tax you have to pay. For further information contact the City Assessor.