An increase in food businesses and individuals setting up takeaway services, often operated from home addresses, has prompted Eastleigh Borough Council’s Environmental Health team to warn customers to check they are properly licensed and safe.
The team have seen an increase in the number of food delivery services being established where people are cooking at home and looking to raise supplementary income. It is a legal requirement for these new businesses to be registered and the team want to offer advice to both businesses and customers to make sure they are safe and comply with relevant legislation.
To store, prepare, distribute or sell food and/or drink on premises within the Borough, you need to be registered to do so with Eastleigh Borough Council. This includes those trading outside the Borough but based within our boundary.
Anyone thinking of starting a food business operating from home during the lockdown should ensure they register before they start trading. They can register and get advice about operating safely and legally for free by making an enquiry on our website.