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Environmental health

All businesses that prepare, sell or transport food have to ensure that the food they handle is safe to eat, of an acceptable quality and is properly labelled. Food businesses must also protect the public and their staff from any potential health and safety hazards.

Food hygiene ratings

Food hygiene rating scheme – we inspect food businesses and give them a 0-5 rating. Search ratings, reply or appeal a rating or request a revisit.

Report a business

Report or complain about a business – tell us if you believe that a restaurant, shop, or other business is supplying unsafe food or is not following food hygiene standards.

Report food fraud

Report food fraud – do you know of any food fraud being committed by businesses and or operatives in Hackney? Don’t ignore it.

Register a food business

Register a food business – every business in Hackney that prepares, sells, stores or transports food must register with us.

Food inspections and enforcement

Food safety inspections and enforcement – what to expect when your business is visited by one of our officers and how we enforce the standards.

Food safety and health and safety advice for businesses

Food safety advice for businesses – guidance to help businesses comply with legislation and protect public health.

Food hygiene courses

Food hygiene courses – get a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering from the Royal Society for Public Health.

Pest control

Pest control – we offer a cost effective, efficient pest-control service to residents and Hackney businesses, with treatments starting at just £73.21. Call us on 020 8356 6688 for more information.

Derelict properties and vacant land

We make sure empty commercial  properties or vacant land are secure and are kept free from rubbish and rodents.

If there are potential public health problems we will consider taking formal steps to ensure the problem is cleared up and does not happen again. We’ll consider compulsory purchase of long-term derelict or vacant properties. Contact us for more information.

Page updated on: 2 November 2019

Environmental Health


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