Information on Coronavirus

Food business inspections

We carry out food hygiene inspections at local food businesses and give each one a risk rating. The frequency of an inspection is determined by the risk rating of the last inspection. It could be as often as every 6 months for higher risk premises, to every 3 years for those premises rated as low risk.

Our Inspectors have the right to enter and inspect food premises at all reasonable hours. They do not have to make an appointment and will usually come without notice.

The inspection may vary depending on the type of business you operate, however, the main criteria you will be assessed on will be:

  • the type of food you produce
  • the number of customers affected
  • food hygiene practices
  • the standard of structure and cleaning in the premises
  • confidence in management – including training, record keeping and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Satisfaction Survey

Businesses that have been inspected by our Environmental Health team are welcome to provide feedback to us.

Last updated 2 November 2021
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