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.
The Suffolk Food Liaison Group have produced a simple guide that explains 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. The guide also gives advice on some food safety issues.
Downloadable Food Safety Guidance for Farmers' Market Traders Leaflet
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.