Food Safety Service

At the Operation Services Committee it was agreed that the Food Safety Enforcement Policy and the Health and Safety Enforcement Policy are subject to a 12-week consultation period. A Survey Monkey survey has been developed to guide any submissions you wish to make or you can respond to using Enforcement Policy within the subject line. Further information on the consultation can be found on our Current Consultations webpage.

The Council's Commercial Team are responsible for:

  • enforcing food safety legislation in around 880 premises 
  • registering and keeping an up to date register of food businesses 
  • approving establishments that require approval and ensuring these feature on the Food Standards Agency website 
  • following up complaints about food sold or manufactured and concerns about food hygiene in the district 
  • taking samples of food, water and the environment for microbiological examination and chemical analysis 

View the Food and Safety Service Plan 2021/2024