Food safety

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Food Safety Questionnaire

Businesses who are operating with food and/or have received a letter regarding the need to complete a food safety form, can do so online by clicking the green button on the right.

Please note: do not use this form to register a new food business. 

Food hygiene rating

We take the health of our residents very seriously and we carry out regular inspections on all food premises in Peterborough to help protect our residents.

If your business is a restaurant, takeaway, cafe, pub, hotel, supermarket or other retail food outlet where consumers can eat or buy food, you will be given a food hygiene rating

To contact us, please call customer services on 01733 747474 or email

The Food Standards Agency website is also a useful source of information.

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Starting and registering a food business

To start up a food business, please visit the Food Standards Agency website to get all the advice you will need.

Registration of premises used for food businesses (including market stalls, delivery vehicles, and other moveable structures) is required by law.

Frequency of inspection visits depend on the degree of risk involved.

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Food labelling

Food labelling requirements are quite complex and vary from product to product. More information can be found on our Trading Standards page.

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Food complaints

When making a food complaint we will require the following information:

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • proof of purchase where relevant
  • storage of the food i.e in a refrigerator or freezer
  • as much of the food as possible
  • the name and address of the business in question
  • details of foreign body, if applicable (please retain any foreign bodies)
  • brief details of what the complaint is about
  • packaging (please retain any packaging).

You may of course deal with a complaint yourself by returning to the trader concerned and explaining your problem. It is also a good idea to put your complaint in writing and always keep a copy of the letter.

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Approval of a food business

You may need approval if you produce dairy products, meat products, fishery products, egg products, minced meat or meat preparations. Please contact the food safety team in the first instance.

Food Law Enforcement Service Plan

This plan sets out how the Peterborough City Council (PCC)  and Rutland County Council (RCC) will meet their statutory responsibilities for food and feed law enforcement.

These responsibilities include food safety, food standards, and labelling and composition of animal feeding stuffs. 

Food Law Enforcement Service Plan 2017-2021

Size: 389.63 KB File format: pdf

Fees and charges

Health Certificate - £230

This is a certificate sometimes requested when exporting foods to countries outside of the EU.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Re-visit - £190

A business can request a re-visit if they would like to have their food hygiene rating reviewed before their next programmed inspection.

Food premises register

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All records

Name Location Usage
Junior Ranks Mess Royal Air Force Wittering, Great North Road, Wittering, Peterborough, PE8 6HB Works/Office Canteen
Officers Mess Royal Air Force Wittering, Great North Road, Wittering, Peterborough, PE8 6HB Works/Office Canteen
Sergeants Mess RAF Royal Air Force Wittering, Great North Road, Wittering, Peterborough, PE8 6HB Works/Office Canteen
Darine 54 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2RY General Grocers (Retail)
Lithuanian Food 733 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 3HD General Grocers (Retail)
U GUTKA 99a Oxney Road, Peterborough, PE1 5NG Food Business Run From Home
U GUTKA 99 Oxney Road, Peterborough, PE1 5NG Food Business Run From Home
FoodCycle Peterborough Park Road Baptist Church, Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2TF Caterer
Morrisons's Daily Peterborough Service Station, Paston Parkway, Eye Roundabout, PE1 4SA Shop at Petrol Station
Bake My Day! 14 Regency Way, Peterborough, PE3 6HJ Food Business Run From Home
Forcellati's Italian Foods 13 Hillward Close, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, PE2 7AB Food Business Run From Home
Smiths News Unit 2 Southgate Way, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YN Food Warehouse/Distribution
W's Diner 9 Wall Court, Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3RY Mobile Catering
My Peri Peri 24 Hereward Cross, Midgate, Peterborough, PE1 1TE Take away
Sue Ryder Care Shop 14 Whittlesey Road, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8RJ Charity Shop (Retail)
Fletton Learning Centre Fletton Learning Centre, Fleet Way, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DL Community Hall with Kitchen
Slimming World 20 Appleyard, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8JJ Food Business Run From Home
Honeyhill Learning Centre Chadburn, Peterborough, PE4 6DR Community Hall with Kitchen
The Chubby Castor 34 Peterborough Road, Castor, PE5 7AX Restaurant/Cafe
Emma Standbrook 115 Manton, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9YX Food Business Run From Home
Desi Bite Unit 8 Sugar Square West, 85 Mayors Walk, West Town, Peterborough, PE3 6EY Take away
Slimming World 25 Sprigs Road, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, PE7 8FT Food Business Run From Home
The Chestnuts Comm Centre CIO Saxon Community Centre, Norman Road, Eastfield, Peterborough, PE1 5LD Community Hall with Kitchen
ZeroZero 75 Peake Close, Woodston, Peterborough, PE2 9JE Mobile Catering
Mi Pharmacy 127 Eastfield Road, Eastfield, Peterborough, PE1 4AU Chemist/Pharmacist (Retail)
Barn Garden Centre - The Coffee Barn The Barn Garden Centre, Gunthorpe Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE4 7AD Garden Centre/Nursery (with food)
Grow Kitchen at Future Business Centre Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, London Road, Peterborough Restaurant/Cafe