Displaying an Eat Safe sticker - important changes
You must display an Eat Safe sticker from 1 December 2017 if you provide food direct to the public. This includes businesses who prepare and sell food from home.
If your business appears on our Eat Safe page you should display the sticker relevant to the Eat Safe rating for your business.
The only exemptions are:
- manufacturers; if the public cannot purchase food directly
- wholesalers; if the public cannot purchase food directly
- farms; if the public cannot purchase food directly
- businesses not required to register with Environmental Health under the Food (Registration of Premises) (Jersey) Order 2001
Eat Safe inspections
How often we inspect your business depends on its level of risk and compliance. We might visit you every six months or we could visit your business once every five years.
Every registered food business in Jersey gets an Eat Safe food safety audit and star rating, based on compliance with the Jersey food law and the Food Standards Agency's Food Safety Code of Practice. After your business has been inspected you will be given your Eat Safe star rating.
Displaying an Eat Safe star rating
Currently, if your business gets three or more stars you can choose to publicly display your star rating. This is to encourage businesses with lower ratings to improve their hygiene practices and aim for a better star rating, which they can then display.
You can also complete a Food Safety Checklist to help you identify areas of improvement.
The Eat Safe Food Safety Checklist
How the Eat Safe food safety and hygiene scheme works
Search for food safety and hygiene ratings (Eat Safe)
Email Environmental Health to get an Eat Safe logo
Disagreeing with your inspection results or informing us of improvements
You can use the form below to tell us about the efforts you have made to improve or address matters raised during your inspection. This information can then be published on the website alongside your star rating.
You can also request a re-inspection if you've carried out improvements but you'll need wait until three months after your last inspection before you can request another one. You must provide details of the improvements made, including supporting evidence where appropriate.
If you're unhappy with your inspection results, you can appeal.
Eat Safe food and hygiene inspections form
Food hygiene legislation and best practice
Food hygiene legislation in Jersey is different to the United Kingdom. The Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966 deals with many aspects of food hygiene, including:
- unfit food
- temperature control
- imported foods
Food Safety (Jersey) Law 1966 on Jersey Law website
Industry guides to good hygiene practice on FSA website
Meeting outdoor event catering standards
We inspect outdoor catering events to ensure the vehicles, kiosks and stalls comply with the law.
Outdoor catering presents more opportunities for things to go wrong, so particular attention and planning needs to be paid to food hygiene.
Food Hygiene and Event Catering Guide
Condemnation certificates for unfit food
If your business has food that's not fit to be eaten or sold (eg your freezer breaks down and the food defrosts) your insurance company may need a food condemnation certificate.
Contact Environmental Health if you need a food condemnation certificate. There is a charge for this service, which doesn't include collection or disposal of the food.
The current fee is £68.16