Apply to be a food market trader

Use this guide to help you find out what you need to do to become a licensed food market trader and the legal requirements that you must consider.

Food hygiene training

Food handlers must receive appropriate supervision, and be instructed and/or trained in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food safely.

The training must be appropriate for the type of food activities undertaken.

For traders preparing open foods, this training will be a minimum of Level 2 food safety or equivalent, rather than a retail food qualification. They are responsible for developing and maintaining the business's food safety procedures, based on HACCP principles.