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Environmental Health 

Food safety and food hygiene

All businesses that prepare, sell or transport food have to ensure that the food they handle is safe to eat, of an acceptable quality and is properly labelled. They must also protect the public and their staff from any potential health and safety hazards.

Food hygiene ratings

We inspect food businesses and give them a 0-5 rating. Search ratings, reply or appeal a rating or request a revisit. > Food hygiene ratings

Report a business

Tell us if you believe that a restaurant, shop, or other business is supplying unsafe food or is not following food hygiene standards. > Report a business

Report food fraud

Do you know of any food fraud being committed by businesses and or operatives in Hackney? Don't ignore it, report it. > Report food fraud

Register a food business

Every business in Hackney that prepares, sells, stores or transports food must register with us. Find out how to register. > Register a food business

Food inspections and enforcement

What to expect when your business is visited by one of our officers and how we enforce the standards. > Food inspections and enforcement

Food safety advice for businesses

Guidance to help businesses comply with legislation and protect public health. > Food safety advice for businesses

Food hygiene courses

The Council offers courses in food hygiene. These lead to the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering issued by the Royal Society for Public Health. > Food hygiene courses

Pest control

The Council offers a cost effective, efficient pest control service to residents and businesses in the borough, with treatments starting at just £73.21. Visit Pest control or tel 020 8356 6688 for more information.

Derelict properties and vacant land

We make sure empty commercial  properties or vacant land are kept secure and are kept free from rubbish and rodents.

If there are potential public health problems we will consider taking formal steps to ensure the problem is cleared up and does not happen again. We will consider compulsory purchase of long-term derelict or vacant properties.

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Page updated: 23 Dec 2015 

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Contact details

Environmental Health
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
Office hours Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm. Phone line open Mon to Fri: 8am - 8pm.
Tel:020 8356 4911
Fax:020 8356 4916