Inspection of food premises
Officers inspect food premises and advise businesses on hygiene, labelling and composition. Where a breach of food legislation is found, officers have powers to serve notice, seize or detain unfit food. They can also prohibit processes, the use of unsatisfactory equipment or in extreme cases close premises.
We participate in the food hygiene information scheme, following an inspection a business will be given a pass rating or an improvement required rating. The food hygiene rating or inspection result given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority.
Award winning local premises
The Eat Safe Award is designed to promote excellence in food hygiene. Caterers have to achieve food hygiene and food safety management standards beyond those required by law. It will also help consumers make informed choices about where to eat out by providing a recognisable sign of excellence in standards of food hygiene. Environmental Health Officers play a key role in the scheme.