If you supply food to guests you must comply with the provisions of food safety and hygiene legislation. The word ‘food’ is defined as including drink. The FSA in Wales promotes food safety and the hygienic preparation of food.

  • You should not place food on the market which is unsafe (ie injurious to health) or unfit for human consumption. The Regulations also cover traceability.
  • You must put in place and implement a food safety management system to ensure that the food you provide is safe to eat. These procedures must be based on the HACCP principles.
  • You must not keep foods at a temperature that might make them unsafe to eat. There are specified temperatures that different hot or chilled foods must be kept at.
  • Registration with the local authority is required for accommodation businesses that serve or supply food or drink of any description.

For further information on food safety please visit the Food Standards Agency website – http://www.food.gov.uk/wales/ or call 02920 678999 or e-mail helpline@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Scores on the Doors

The Food Hygiene Rating scheme is run by local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

Each business is given a `hygiene rating` when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business` local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.

For further information on this scheme please visit http://ratings.food.gov.uk/