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If you have purchased a food item in St Helens and you consider it to be unsafe, or you are unhappy with food safety standards you have encountered, we will investigate to establish whether there is a problem. We receive approximately 200 complaints relating to food or food businesses in the borough each year. These complaints include:
The Food Safety team carries out regular food sampling. A sampling programme is prepared each year and samples are taken on a monthly basis and sent for microbiological examination.
Foods sampled usually include open (unwrapped) high-risk foods such as cooked meats and pies, and food that is manufactured or prepared within St Helens borough.
Contact us by email Environmental Health or telephone on 01744 676299.