Food safety information

Food safety and hygiene

Derbyshire Dales District Council is the competent authority for Food Hygiene, and we work closely with the Food Standards Agency and Trading Standards to ensure the public are protected.

The Environmental Health Service inspects local food businesses on a routine basis to ensure that necessary hygiene standards are being followed. The service also gather samples for microbiological analysis by the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

Further guidance and advice is available on the Food Standards Agency Website

Key points to consider when preparing foodstuff:

  • Temperature control – chilling foodstuff / cooking foodstuff / storage
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Cross - contamination – including controls for E.coli
  • Allergy
  • Food Safety Management systems following HACCP principles
  • Training and Supervision
  • Acrylamide

The Food Standards Agency website provides clear information on all these issues and more relating to food safety.

The Environmental Health Service review the service plan on yearly basis, and details are reported to elected members annually. The service plan covers the delivery of food hygiene and health and safety related enforcement matters. If you would like to see a copy please contact the service.

Businesses can contact Trading Standards at Derbyshire County Council who are a co-enforcement agency for food standards.

Further information from Trading Standards is available here.

You can contact the Environmental Health for further information.

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