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Food safety and standards

We are responsible for the regulation of food safety in a wide range of businesses within Bedford Borough; from corner shops and takeaways, to large supermarkets, hotels and manufacturers. 

Food businesses must register with us before opening, and can contact us at ehadmin@bedford.gov.uk for advice and guidance. The Food Standards Agency website offers a range of advice and guidance for businesses and industry.

We also provide advice to consumers who have questions or problems with food issues.

Our main areas of activity are:

  • food hygiene and standards inspections / interventions
  • dealing with complaints about food and food businesses
  • investigating possible cases of food poisoning 
  • promoting food safety