Food safety enforcement

Information about food safety and our enforcement policy.

It is the council’s policy to strive to minimise any risk to the health, safety and wellbeing of people within the Borough associated with the consumption of food and drink.

We believe that its legal enforcement powers should be used sympathetically and relative to the seriousness of the situation.

Referring a matter for a prosecution in the courts is therefore usually the last option.

You can download our leaflet which provides businesses with an outline of our Food Enforcement Policy

The policy sets out our approach when enforcing the food safety laws and regulations.

You can download the Full Enforcement Policy or obtain a copy from Environmental Health Services using the contact details below.