Food hygiene

Are you exporting and/or importing food?

The requirements regarding how you import and export food and ingredients are changing.

For update advice on exporting your product, please visit the Food Standards Agency website; Open to Export website and GOV.UK

To check if you need a certificate of free trade, please visit the Rural Payment Agency website

To check the latest requirement to export products of animal origin, inside the EU, please visit GOV.UK.

To export products outside the EU, you may require an EHC certificate. To check, if you need an EHC Certificate please visit GOV.UK.

If you need a Food Export Certificate from us, please apply using the following online form

Apply for a Food Export Certificate

If you need a Food Premises Endorsement Certificate from us, please apply using the following online form

Apply for a Food Premises Endorsement Certificate

For up to date information on importing food or ingredients please visit GOV.UK


Better food hygiene and standards means both businesses and consumers benefit from the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS).

The Food Standards Agency want food businesses to benefit from the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and make the most of your food hygiene rating. One way to capitalise on a good rating is by including it in promotional activity and materials.

Their toolkit helps your food business get the most out of your food hygiene rating. They provide imagery guidance, downloadable resources and banners you can use for your website.

The business toolkit