Welcome to our food safety pages. Here you’ll find important information on food hygiene.
Food safety for businesses
For information on food safety for business, please see our pages in the business section.
Here you’ll find:
- advice on setting up a food business
- food safety management system guidelines / forms
- information about the council’s food team
Officers from this section carry out inspections and respond to complaints as required by legislation and various codes of practice.
Officers make decisions on how they will enforce legislation based on the contents of the Authority’s Enforcement Policy.
If you would like a copy of our Enforcement Policy, please make a request via email, telephone or alternatively write to us at Food Safety. See contact Environmental Health on the right hand side of this page for contact details.
In this section
Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning.
The Environmental Health Service receives many complaints relating to food each year.
This year Food Safety week will be held from the 16 to 22 June 2014 and this year’s theme is ‘Don’t Wash Raw Chicken’ to tackle the problem of Campylobacter. Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK.
The general trend is that food poisoning cases increase over the summer due to warmer weather causing harmful food bugs to grow more easily.