Street trading policy

Food stalls

All food businesses in Lichfield District must be appropriately registered with us.

Certain low risk businesses are exempt from the hygiene rating scheme, so will not require a hygiene rating. However, businesses may contact us to ensure adequate compliance with food law.

Other low risk food businesses (the decision of what is classed as a low risk business will be determined by the food safety team), may be considered safe to trade whilst awaiting inspection by their local authority or in other circumstances.

All other traders that sell or provide food must have a national food hygiene rating of a 4 or 5.

Where a rating drops below a 4 whilst a consent is in place, consent may be withdrawn.

Applicants and consent holders should notify us of any changes to their national food hygiene rating.

If food safety is found to be below the specified standard, consent will be withdrawn until the issues are resolved.