Bin update | Due to the road conditions, some collections on Thursday and Friday were missed. Please leave out your bins/bags for collection as our teams will be back on the roads on Saturday and Sunday.
Please don't report a missed collection until we are in a better position to let you know how the catch-up is progressing.

Food safety

Any food premises in Derbyshire Dales - whether they sell food to you, or prepare food to be sold - need to be registered with the District Council.

We inspect them regularly to ensure they meet the necessary standards of food safety and hygiene.

Our Environmental Health Section helps protect public health and supports businesses to ensure standards of hygiene and safety are maintained by:

  • registering premises used for food business
  • inspecting food premises on a risk basis
  • ensuring that food is processed, prepared and served in a safe and hygienic manner, focusing on 'Food Safety Management Systems ' principles
  • ensuring food handlers are adequately trained
  • investigating complaints about food, food premises and food poisoning
  • arranging random sampling of food and drinks
  • offering advice and guidance to food businesses

Trading Standards at Derbyshire County Council are responsible for making sure that food goods are properly labelled and that they meet certain compositional standards for example the meat content of pies, the cocoa levels in chocolate and the fruit and sugar levels in jams.

Food Business Registration From [PDF 11KB]

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Safer food, better business

Regulations introduced in 2006 say that you must be able to show what you do as a food business to make food that is saf...
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Food poisoning

The majority of cases of food poisoning are mild, but they can be unpleasant and uncomfortable, result in absences from ...
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Kitchen design

Officers can advise on kitchen layout and design, but it is always recommended that you seek the advice of a suitably qu...
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Child minders

Children are considered to be a vulnerable group, so food safety is very important. Since 2006, many childminders have b...
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Complaints

The Environmental Health Section can investigate complaints about food premises, such as dirty conditions or unhygienic ...
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Mobile & temporary premises

Movable and/or temporary premises include marquees, market stalls, mobile vans, vending machines and people's homes wher...

Environmental Health

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3NN
Tel: 01629 761 212
Fax: 01629 761 165

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