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We carry out food hygiene inspections on a range of food businesses such as:
The aim of the inspections is:
Following our inspection, you will receive a food hygiene rating.
We have the authority to enter food premises at all reasonable hours and usually without notice.
For routine inspection, the officer will identify themselves and explain the reason for the visit.
Sometimes inspections are carried out following consumer and hygiene complaints.
Revisits may be necessary to check the completion of work and to give advice.
Please note: it is an offence to obstruct an officer in the course of their duties. Obstruction may be physical, not providing information or giving the wrong information.
During the inspection officers will:
After the inspection, you will receive the following:
Depending on the nature of the issues found, the following actions may be taken to ensure compliance or protect public safety:
Please note: the course of action will depend on the circumstances found and past history. Reference is also made to the environmental health enforcement policy.
The frequency of inspections of food premises is based on an assessment of their risk. Some food premises will present a higher risk to the public than others.
This depends on factors such as:
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