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Advice and information for businesses in Cheshire West and Chester regarding trading standards legislation such as weights and measures, food and fair trading.

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Business Companion

Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation.

Home authority principle

The home authority principle has been developed by food and trading standards services as an aid to good enforcement practice and is supported throughout the United Kingdom.

The aim of the principle is to provide businesses with a home authority source of guidance and advice, provide a system for the resolution of disputes and ensure that there is effective liaison between local authorities. This helps us to ensure high standards of public protection are maintained.

Food standards

We ensure compliance with the provisions of the legislation in terms of the labelling, composition and quality of food. We also check food is not being sold out of date and is accurately described.

Farmers – on farm mixing

Farmers that mix their own feeds have to register with the authority and routine inspections are carried out to ensure compliance with conditions. 

For a application form under the feed hygiene regulations, please contact animal health

  • Telephone: 01244 976767

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