WRS Officers carry out regular checks on high risk
food premises in Worcestershire to ensure the public is protected
and that high standards are maintained.
Successful Food Business booklet - click to
Ayone who owns, manages or works in a food business, or is
considering starting a food related business, needs to be aware of
The purpose of the above guidance booklet is to emphasize some of
the key requirements needed to ensure you produce safe food,
together with some Top Tips for good practice based on
questions Food Safety Officers are regularly asked.
Information for Food Businesses - click to view
If your food business has been flooded there could be a serious
risk to public health from infection and food contamination. The
above advice will help you get your food business back to
normal as quickly as possible after a flood.
Key Food Terms - An alphabetical list of food
terms with accompanying definitions
Unannounced visits are carried out by Environmental Health
officers as part of a risk based inspection programme. Complaints
may also generate an inspection.
During a visit
- Officers check that potential food safety risks have been
identified by the business and that there are adequate controls in
place to prevent any problems.
- Look at the training of managers and food handlers to ensure
that it is suitable, and check that the condition of the premises
and equipment is satisfactory.
- Agree a review date for the premises in line with the Food
Standards Agency Code of Practice (this is available at the Food
Standards Agency website: http://www.food.gov.uk/ )
- Issue a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme [FHRS] rating for premises
that are part of the Food Standards Agency Scheme (see separate web
Food Safety Enforcement
Over 90 per cent of businesses in Worcestershire maintain high
standards of food safety but where practices or conditions are not
satisfactory, officers will attempt to resolve the
situation means including the provision of suitable
information and education.
Where poor conditions persist, or where there is a significant
risk to public health, it may be necessary to resort to formal
action. This could involve either the service of legal notice,
prosecution or, in extreme cases, closure of the business.
Our approach to Enforcement - Worcestershire
Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy
For further information please contact us at
Worcestershire Regulatory Services, or follow contact details on
the left of this page.