Food safety

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


Over 7,500 businesses in Cornwall deal with food in some way. We support businesses to help them handle food in a safe and hygienic way.

Our Food Safety Officers carry out the following functions.

  • Food hygiene inspections of all registered food premises
  • Revisits to check compliance following an inspection or the service of notices
  • We run the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in partnership with the Food Standards Agency
  • Enforcement activity such as written warnings, improvement notices and formal cautions
  • Enforcement action is undertaken under Public Protection and Business Support's Enforcement Policy
  • We investigate complaints about conditions of premises and fitness of food.
    We provide information about food alerts
  • We respond and investigate reports of food poisoning and food borne illness
  • We undertake food sampling in accordance with LACORS and local food sub-group initiatives
  • Disposal of unfit food using voluntary surrender or seizure procedures
  • We provide training in partnership with local colleges on food safety matters
  • Risk based inspections of fish markets
  • Imported food issues including documentation, identification and physical checks

Guidance leaflets on food hygiene issues are available by contacting us:
telephone: 0300 1234 212
email businessadvice@cornwall.gov.uk

Other organisations that monitor food safety

 

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