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Food Safety & Standards

The officers from the Commercial Regulation Team help to ensure that all food produced and sold within the Borough of Bedford is safe to eat. Food safety legislation is enforced in a wide range of businesses, from corner shops and takeaways to large supermarkets, hotels and manufacturers.

 

These pages give guidance to food businesses on how to comply with the law, as well as offering advice and guidance to consumers who have questions or problems with food issues.

The main areas of activity are:

  • Food hygiene and standards inspections / interventions
  • Complaints about food and food businesses
  • Investigations into possible cases of food poisoning
  • Promoting food safety
  • Advising businesses and consumers about food issues.

More detailed information can be found on this website by following the main navigation links on the left hand side menu.

 

Food Service Plan 2017/18

The Food Service Plan (including Feedstuffs) is renewed annually and forms part the Council’s policy framework.  As a result where there is a need for any changes within the plan, approval must be sought from the Executive and Full Council respectively

 

The Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, associated EU regulations and the Food Safety Code of Practice require all Local Authorities to plan the way they intend to carry out their statutory functions with regard to food safety.  The Food Service Plan (see link to the plan below) sets out the scope and demands on the service, the method of delivering the food service, available resources and the monitoring processes both internal and external.  The Food Service Plan also forms part of the Council’s statutory return to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

 

Food Service Plan 2017/18

 

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