Guidance for
Hospitality and food

Food waste and hygiene

The Food Standards Agency also provides guidance which means you need to:

  • store food waste in sealable containers which are:

  • solid, and strong enough to hold food waste;

  • in sound condition – i.e., without breakages or splits that could enable pests to access waste or cause leaks; and

  • easy to clean and disinfect;

  • remove food waste and other rubbish from areas as soon as possible and

  • have enough waste storage facilities to store and dispose of food waste and other rubbish to keep them clean.

Ensure any changes you make are incorporated into your Food Safety Management Systems.

If your food waste collector allows you to use compostable liners, ensure that your liners are BS EN 13432 compliant. This means that all the food waste is sent for commercial processing to meet the right standards.