Starting a new food business If you are starting a new food business, or taking over an existing business, it's a good idea to contact the Food Safety team to make sure you are doing everything right. Food safety complaints We deal with complaints about food manufactured, prepared, sold or served in East Hampshire District Council’s area. Food poisoning If you suspect that food from a particular commercial source such as a restaurant or takeaway has caused your illness, then you should let us know. Inspection of food premises Officers from the food safety team carry out various inspections of food premises to ensure food safety. Food hygiene rating scheme The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is run by East Hampshire District Council in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.