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Nutrition and food safety
Nutrition and food safety
Guidance and services
Food hygiene ratings
Find out if a restaurant, takeaway or food shop has good food hygiene standards.
Helping you eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Feeding in the first year of life (WHC/2018/035)
Recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on infant feeding for 0 to 12 month year olds.
Food for particular nutritional uses: notification form
Manufacturers and importers use this form to notify us when a food is first marketed.
Preventing malnutrition: drinks and snacks
Advice on drinks and snacks to help people who struggle to eat or need to gain weight.
Preventing malnutrition: tips to help you eat and drink
Advice to help make eating and drinking more comfortable.
Nutrition labelling: front of pack guidance
Steps for businesses to follow to create a nutrition label.
Food and nutrition guidance for childcare providers
How to provide nutritious meals, snacks and drinks for children up to 12 years old.
Nutrition in the community
Guidance on how to recognise and treat malnutrition and advice on healthy eating.
Food and fluid record chart
Health and care staff should use this form to record all food and fluid consumed by patients.
Guidance to help identify when people may be at risk of malnutrition.
Preventing malnutrition: food advice
Food and eating advice for people who struggle to eat or need to gain weight.
Nutrition and health claims guidance
For businesses to comply with regulations on nutrition and health claims.
Food supplements: guidance
A guide to the law for everyone making or handling food supplements.
Food supplements: permitted vitamins and minerals
A list of the vitamins and minerals allowed in food supplements.
Food supplements: labelling and reformulating
Anyone selling a food supplement. must follow this advice. Consider reformulating any supplement exceeding stated limits.
Fortified foods: guidance
Guidance on the law about the composition and labelling of food with added vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D intake: revised guidelines (WHC/2016/043)
Advice for health professionals on the amount of vitamin D people need and how to ensure they get enough.
Infant formula: guidance
Guidance on the law about the labelling and promotion of infant formula.
Infant formula and foods for medical purposes: guidance
Guidance on the law requiring notification when the products are first marketed in the UK.
Reducing hospital food waste (WHC/2017/018)
Guidance for health boards on the need to reduce hospital food waste from unserved meals.
Infant formula: notification form
Manufacturers and importers use this form to notify us about new or changed infant formulas.
Medical foods: notification form
Manufacturers and importers use this forms to notify us when a medical food is first marketed.
Procurement guidance: food safety
Guidance to help everyone involved in procurement buy and supply safe food and drink.
Policy and background
Includes strategy, reports, projects and assessments.
Food and feed law enforcement
A report on food hygiene enforcement since 2009 from the Food Standards Agency.
Food Standards Agency: food safety update
A report by the Food Standards Agency on progress in ensuring food safety since 2009.
Healthy weight strategy
Policy and strategy
Our long term strategy to prevent and reduce obesity.
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