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

[nextpage title=”Food safety advice “] 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...

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Food safety for business

[nextpage title=”Food Safety”] 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...

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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

[nextpage title=”About the 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...

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Registration of Food Operators

[nextpage title=”Food Business Registration Requirements”] 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...

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Food Premises Approval

[nextpage title=”About 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...

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Food Poisoning

[nextpage title=”Symptoms of 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...

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Investigation of Food Complaints

[nextpage title=”Making a Food Premises Complaint”] 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...

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Illegal Slaughtering

[nextpage title=”Advice on Illegal Slaughtering”] By law, all animals must be slaughtered under controlled conditions. If you are aware of illegal slaughtering of animals in the Hyndburn area, you can report this to a member of the...

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