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For Your Information

At a meeting of the South Hams Executive on 16 September Councillors received an update on the waste and recycling situation in South Hams and have reluctantly agreed to keep the suspension of garden waste in place. The Executive will review the situation when they meet again on 14 October.

Food Hygiene and Safety


Food Advice and Hygiene Rating Re-Score Visits

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we will not be able to carry out Food Advice or Re-score Inspections for Food Businesses.

Please check back at a later date if you need to arrange either of these visits.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope you all stay fit and healthy.

Coronavirus: Health and Safety Information for Businesses

How to make your business COVID-19 secure and safe for all.

Starting a Food Business?

Starting your own food business? You can find out everything you need to know here.

Register a Food Business

Businesses that involve food must be registered with the Council, including businesses run from home or temporary premises.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Find out the food hygiene rating for local food outlets.

Safer Food, Better Business

Food Safety legislation means you must keep a record of your activities.

Primary Authority Partnerships

Find out about our Primary Authority Partnership Service here.

Serving Food and Drink Outside

A guide for businesses who wish to open a new outdoor seating area, or use an existing area.

Approved Food Premises

Businesses involved in food handling are governed by strict regulations.

Food Business Inspections

We carry out regular checks of all food premises to make sure you are protected and high standards are maintained

Importing and Exporting Food

Find out about importing and exporting food in the UK.

Food Sampling

Information on how and why we sample food

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