Food safety

If you've a query about food safety contact us here:

Food safety query

Business Advice

Good food hygiene is good for business. Most food businesses in Plymouth have a National Food Hygiene rating of 5. Our expert advisors can help you to achieve and keep the coveted 5 rating. 

The Business Coach

We recommend this service for those who are new to running a food business or those who need help to understand the regulations.

Our on-site visits can be arranged in one, two or three hour blocks to suit your needs, or come to visit us at our office. For current prices please see our full price list.

Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)

All food business operators must have a food safety management system. The most widely used tool is the Food Standards Agency SFBB pack.

Buy your SFBB pack from us. We supply the latest version, printed in full colour and presented in a folder.  Our SFBB pack includes all the latest guidance and good practice. It costs £25, including postage.  We can also supply diary refills for £11, including postage.

To order your pack or diary refill email public.protection@plymouth.gov.uk or call us on 01752 668000.

The SFBB resources are also available to download for free from the Food Standards Agency website.

We can supply other versions including:

  • Safer Food Better Business for Retailers
  • Safer Food Better Business for Caterers in Cantonese
    Safer Food Better Business for Caterers in English, adapted for Chinese cuisine and Indian cuisine (eg Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan)