Register a food business All premises used for a food business are required by law to be registered with Environmental Health at the council at least 28 days before starting to trade. Starting a new food business If you are setting up a new business, or taking over an existing business there are a number of things you need to do: Food Inspections and Sampling In this section, you will find further information relating to Food Inspections and Sampling Safer Food Better Business Information on why a food safety management system is required and how to purchase one Food safety complaints Information on how to complain about unfit food from a premise in South Staffordshire Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Eating out? Getting food in? Check the food hygiene rating of your favourite place to eat. Food poisoning Find out more about what to do if you suspect you have food poisoning, how it can be prevented and more.