What we do

What we are responsible for Food safety is a major part of the Food and Safety Officer’s work. Our job is to ensure that food business supply wholesome and safe food produced in a clean, hygienic manner. The statutory functions of the Food...

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Health and safety

Acupuncture, ear-piercing, tattooing, electrolysis The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires that all persons that carry out acupuncture, tattooing, semi- permanent make up, ear piercing and electrolysis be registered with...

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For the public

We can assist you with food hygiene in the home. Before contacting the team directly we suggest that you view the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) website as this provides comprehensive food safety advice for members of the public. The FSA provide...

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Food safety for business

Environmental health officers aim to ensure that all food and drink intended for human consumption by Hyndburn’s food businesses is produced, stored, distributed or handled without risk to the health and safety of the consumer. We will also...

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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Food Standards Agency has introduced a national scheme to score food businesses between 0 and 5. The scheme will allow consumers to make informed choices about the places they go to eat out or where they go to buy food. Hyndburn Borough...

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Registration of Food Operators

Registration of premises used for a food business is required by law. This includes market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures. Registration allows us to keep an up-to-date list of all those premises in the area so we can...

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Food Premises Approval

The Food Team is required to inspect and approve any premises selling, manufacturing or handling any products of animal origin. This can include meat, dairy, egg or fish product plants and wholesale businesses that re-wrap food. The EC...

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Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming food or drink that has been contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella, viruses, such as the norovirus, parasites, such as the giardia parasite, or (less commonly) toxins and chemicals, such as...

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Investigation of Food Complaints

If you are concerned about food handling practices or standards of cleanliness in the Hyndburn area, contact the team on 01254 388 111. All complaints are dealt with anonymously and once a complaint has been received, an officer from the Food...

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Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)

Safer Food Better Business or SFBB, is aimed at helping small catering and retail businesses comply with the new EC Regulation 852/2004 that consolidated food hygiene legislation. It is a practical approach to food safety management developed by...

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