Farmers’ markets are the subject of routine checking by food safety officers from your local Environmental Health Department and also Trading Standards Department, who may visit you on the day a market is held. In addition, the farm or other premises from which you operate may also be subject to inspection.
This leaflet (produced by the Suffolk Food Liaison Group) will explain how to meet the food safety laws that apply to you while trading at a farmers’ market. It covers the basic areas that apply to typical farmers’ market stalls. To make it readable and straightforward to understand, it is not a detailed guide but you should find information here about how to obtain further advice on some of the more complicated food safety issues.
Note: The Suffolk Food Liaison Group is a body whose primary role is to co-ordinate food safety enforcement and advice issues across the County.