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Trading Standards

The Trading Standards team provide guidance to businesses to help them comply with Trading Standards legislation.

Citizens Advice handle initial telephone enquiries for business advice on products you sell or manufacture on behalf of Rochdale Trading Standards.

The Citizens Advice website tells you all you need to know about your responsibilities as a business and how to deal with consumer problems.

Report a problem online

Requirements for businesses

All business and traders are required by law to ensure that they are not in breach of trading standards and we can carry out investigations to check if they comply, specifically in the following areas:

  • Consumer rights (including selling methods)
  • Food
  • Fair trading
  • Safety
  • Weights and measures

If you are a business or trader, we have a number of advice leaflets which are designed to help your business comply with the law.

ERWIN one-stop shop

ERWIN (Everything Regulation, Whenever It’s Needed) is the website for all your Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing and Fire Safety business needs.

  • ERWIN website (Select your country and authority, then use the "Search Advice Sheets" button)

Rochdale Trading Standards can also offer businesses in Rochdale:

  • Free advice on Trading Standards legislation relating to your business and how to comply in the most effective ways.
  • Free advice on the labelling, composition or construction of products.
  • Advice and demonstrations to your staff on trading standards laws, tailor made to your requirements.


08454 04 05 06

Trading Standards
Public Protection Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU