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There are over 1,400 food premises in the borough. Approximately 45% of these are restaurants, takeaways and other catering establishments; the rest are food shops, supermarkets, storage premises and food manufacturers.
We inspect all food premises in accordance with national guidelines under current food legislation and in accordance with a food hygiene service plan.
Each premises is assessed for the level of compliance with the law and is scored; it is this score that determines the next date of inspection. Inspection frequency ranges from six months to three years.
What can you expect if we inspect your food business?
For more detailed information on food enforcement, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
The Food Standards Agency has developed a toolkit for caterers, retailers and childminders who require a documented food safety management system (Safer Food, Better Business). It is a simple, common-sense approach and assists food businesses to comply with the law.
Copies of the toolkit (Safer Food, Better Business) are free to businesses and can be downloaded directly from the Food Standards Agency website.
New diary sheets can be downloaded directly from the Food Standards Agency website.
Contact us by emailing Environmental Health or phoning 01744 676299.
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