Top tips to help you prepare for your food hygiene inspection


Every day our food safety officers are out inspecting food businesses around Cornwall to ensure they meet required standards.

The officer will not tell you when the inspection is due to take place. You will be inspected and receive your Food Hygiene rating in an unannounced visit.

Top tips for your next inspection

It is important that you ensure:

  1. your Safer food better business pack is completed and up to date
  2. all staff have a L2 or L3 food hygiene certificate/training in place
  3. you have an allergen system in place and can deal with allergens confidently
  4. training records are up to date 
  5. your kitchen is clean and stored food have date labels

But that's not all!

This is not an exhaustive list and there are many other hygiene matters that you must address to achieve compliance and the best hygiene rating.

Are you confident that you'll achieve 5 stars in your inspection?

In addition to free signposting, we offer popular business support packages to help give you the best chance of getting the 5-star rating.

Gain or Retain 5

The Gain and Retain 5 package involves your Environmental Health Officer (EHO) conducting a mock inspection at your business.

After the mock inspection, they will detail any recommendations in a written report so that you have the opportunity to get things right before you have your actual inspection.

Price: please follow the button below to see the price and book your visit.

Book a Gain or Retain visit

Business Advice visit

Our popular business advice visit service is popular with businesses of all types and at all stages. It is particularly popular with new businesses getting ready to open or established smaller businesses such as mobile food trucks and tea rooms. 

It involves your EHO officer visiting your businesses and providing their advice to help you to make sure you get it right and are complying with regulations.

It can help businesses looking to keep costs down as advice can be booked in 1 hour slots.

Book a Business Advice visit

Food Safety Training 

The accepted industry standard for food hygiene certificates to be renewed is every three years.

We offer online and in person training options to keep your entire team up to date with their food safety training.

View our Food Safety Training services

Have a question about compliance?

We are here to help prepare you for a successful visit.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us by following the button below.

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