Food Safety Service

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