Food hygiene and health and safety
The environmental health service enforces food safety and, together with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), health and safety legislation.
Covid-19: working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidance
Covid-19: Health and Safety Risk Assessment
The Government has asked larger organisations to publish their Covid-19 risk assessments. Stroud District Council's corporate risk assessment is reproduced here.
Starting a new food business
We can help you start up; develop or expand your business.
Register a food business
All businesses that sell, distribute, prepare or store food must be registered. Find out how to register your food business with us for free before you open.
Food hygiene rating scheme
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) helps consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by telling them how seriously the business takes their food hygiene standards. Each business is given a hygiene rating when it is inspected by one of our food safety officers.
Food safety management
If you are running a food business you are legally required to have an approved documented food safety management system in place.
Allergen information requirements
Food businesses must provide information to customers who need to avoid certain ingredients because of a food allergy or intolerance.
Find out about our low-cost training courses.
Inspection, investigation and enforcement
Officers carry out unannounced inspections and regularly investigate food poisoning incidents, accidents and complaints. They have wide ranging powers to stop dangerous practices or secure improvements.
Cooling Tower register
Businesses in the District with cooling towers or evaporative condensers are required to register.
Radon in the Workplace
Radon is a hazard in many buildings and employers need to make sure that their employees are not exposed to excessive levels of radon at work.
Food Export Certificates
If you wish to export food to a non-EU country you may require an export certificate from Stroud District Council or another government agency.
Street Trading: Social Distancing Guidance
Street Trading: Advice to Traders on Social Distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Operating a food delivery and takeaway service
If you are a caterer aiming to develop or expand a food delivery and takeaway service during the current corona virus controls, our guidelines may help you.
Covid-19: legionnaires' disease: re-opening safely.
If your building was closed or has reduced occupancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, water system stagnation can occur due to lack of use, increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease.