Food Hygiene Rating System

We routinely visit food businesses throughout the district to check that the food they supply is safe to eat. We inspect all fixed food premises, including markets, to a national standard every six months to three years, depending on their risk.

We recommend that you look before you book by checking out the food hygiene rating of where you plan to eat.

Please note manufacturers and some other low risk activities are not included in the scheme.

Christmas Food Safety

Tips on having a safe Christmas in the kitchen

Food poisoning

If you would like to report a suspected food borne illness, please contact us.

Food complaints

If you are concerned about the places where you have eaten or purchased food, or feel the hygiene standards need to be better, please contact us.

Food business registration

It is a legal requirement that all new food businesses are registered with the council at least 28 days prior to opening.

Food safety regulations

There are specific requirements under general food law and food hygiene regulations which apply directly to food businesses.

Food safety courses

Our Environmental Health Team is delivering a number of one-day food safety courses over the next few months.

Food Businesses Attending Events

All food businesses attending events may be subject to food safety and hygiene inspections. To minimise disturbance to traders and to make the best use of the Council's resources pre-event planning is essential. All food traders should notify the council using the pre-event questionnaire at least 14 days before the event to allow for checks to be completed.

Healthier Options Takeaway (HOT)Merit

Our Merit scheme for local food businesses which provide healthy options for takeaway meals.

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