Your data: food business registration

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects, records and maintains information about you in order to register, and inspect your food business and to enforce food legislation in Aberdeen. The information you provide may be used in relation to other functions of the Council’s Protective Services (Environmental Health and Trading Standards) and will be used to update core contact details across the organisation. Information will also be shared with Food Standards Scotland, who manage the Scottish National Database of food businesses and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme website.

If your food business is registered at your home address, we do not normally publish details of your food business on the Food Hygiene Information Scheme website.  If you would like your food business information to be published on the website, please indicate this on the registration form. You can change your mind at any time by emailing us at commercial@aberdeencity.gov.uk and we will remove your food business details from the website. 

How long we keep your information for

We will keep your information for as long as you continue to trade. If you cease trading, we will keep your information for seven years from the date we become aware of this.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer by email on DataProtectionOfficer@aberdeencity.gov.uk or in writing at: Data Protection Officer, Marischal College, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB.  See more information about all of the rights you have.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for the information you provide. Wherever the Council processes personal date, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to you as follows:

What we do
Why we do it
What our legal basis is
Where we get our legal basis from
Registration, inspection and investigation of food businesses and enforcement of food legislation All businesses that carry out food operations are required to be registered

Part of our Statutory role as a Food Authority 
Article 6(1)(c)

Substantial public interest Article 9(2)(i)
 

EC Regulation 852/2004: General Food Hygiene Requirements for Business

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006, as amended

Sharing with Food Standards Scotland for the database Evidencing completion of our statutory duties as a Food Authority

Part of our Statutory role as a Food Authority 
Article 6(1)(c)

Substantial public interest Article 9(2)(i)
 

EC Regulation 852/2004: General Food Hygiene Requirements for Business

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006, as amended
 

Sharing with other Council Services To ensure our records are up to date across the organisation Part of our Public Task
Article 6(1)(e)
General Data Protection Regulation & Data Protection Act 2018
Best Value duty under Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003
 
Upload and publish food business details on the Food Hygiene Information Scheme website To increase consumer confidence and allow customers to make choices about where they purchase food Part of our Public Task Article 6(1)(e)
 
Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Upload and publish food business details registered at a home address on the Food Hygiene Information Scheme website To increase consumer confidence and allow customers to make choices about where they purchase food Consent
Article 6(1)(a)
 
You have asked us to upload your food business details. You can change your mind about this at any time. How you do this is explained above
Retaining information about food business owners in accordance with the Council’s Records Retention & Disposal Schedule Evidencing completion of our statutory duties as a Food Authority

Part of our Statutory role as a Food Authority 
Article 6(1)(c)

Substantial public interest Article 9(2)(i)

EC Regulation 852/2004: General Food Hygiene Requirements for Business

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006, as amended

 


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