Advice to Businesses

COVID 19: We are temporarily waiving the ‘paid for advice fees’ for food businesses at this uncertain time. If you are:

  • Changing the way you provide food
  • Changing what food you provide
  • Offering takeaways for the first time
  • Commencing deliveries
  • Offering new online ordering services
  • Offering food to the elderly or vulnerable, or
  • Providing cook-chill style meals for the first time 

We can support you by helping to ensure that these new foods are made safely and described correctly. 

Please email trading.standards@newport.gov.uk for allergens, standards and labelling queries, and environmental.health@newport.gov.uk for food hygiene and safety matters.


Newport City Council’s trading standards team provides information and advice to businesses in Newport to help them comply with the law.

Newport City Council offers advice on food safetyhealth and safety at workpollution and licensing regulations.

Join the Buy With Confidence scheme

Business Companion - trading standards law 

Read about the Home Authority Principle

Cold calling control zones in Newport

Underage sales

The trading standards team works with partner organisations to reduce the supply of age-restricted products such as alcohol, tobacco, solvents and fireworks to underage people.

Regular test purchasing operations are conducted to single out retailers who sell to underage people with the prospect of court action.

If you have information please contact Newport City Council and ask for the trading standards team. 

Further information 

The Trading Standards Institute has business information leaflets. 

The Gov.UK business pages provide practical help and advice for businesses, including Fair Trading information.

The Advertising Standards Authority ensures that marketing and advertising doesn't break the rules.