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Trading standards

See a summary of our policies and services.

Our trader register

Search for traders or see how to register as a trader yourself.

Business support

See how we can help your business follow trading standards requirements.

Animal health

Requirements for protecting animals from diseases and unnecessary suffering.


Measuring standards

Requirements for measuring goods for sale.

Food standards

Requirements for the composition, labelling and packaging of food.

Explosives licenses

Access application forms and guidance for fireworks and explosives.

Alcohol licenses

How to obtain a premises license and our role in reviewing licenses.

Petroleum licenses

Application and guidance documents for petroleum storage.

Reporting counterfeit goods

Resources for spotting and reporting fake goods.

Information about scams

See information about Cyber crime, mass marketing fraud and doorstep crime.

Underage sales volunteering

Take part in exposing illegal sales of age-restricted goods.

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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week.
Wednesday 16th May 2018

Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they're heading to one of Staffordshire's May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.
Tuesday 1st May 2018

Allergy Awareness Week

People and businesses in Staffordshire are being reminded of the importance of clearly labelled food ingredients during national Allergy Awareness Week. This year, the national campaign focuses on Travelling with Allergy and how to prepare for holidays, both in the UK and abroad.
Tuesday 24th April 2018

Burton shops demonstrate responsible knife sales

Burton traders are demonstrating community responsibility by carrying out necessary checks when selling knives, a county council test purchase operation found.
Tuesday 24th April 2018

Underage sales putting consumers and businesses at risk

Age restrictions on products such as alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco exists to protect children from serious harm, to help businesses stay within the law ma new animation with in-depth guides on underage sales provides details of the different types of restricted products and the legislation surrounding them.
Friday 6th April 2018
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