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Food Safety

Craven District Council provides a food safety service to make sure that food and drink provided in the Craven District is safe. We help businesses comply with the law through advice and inspection of food premises.

We are responsible for the safety of food, which is imported, produced, sold and consumed within the Craven district.

We advise and educate food businesses and take enforcement action where appropriate.

These are some of the things that we do:

  • risk assessments of all registered food premises to give them a hazard rating - this determines how often we inspect them;
  • programmed food hygiene inspections
  • enforcement when hygiene and standards are not met/maintained
  • inspect and monitor approved premises
  • food sampling to ensure the wholesomeness of food
  • investigate food complaints.

We need to achieve the above in a way which is responsive to the needs of residents, businesses and visitors to the District (who may be affected by poor food safety) and to provide an effective and efficient enforcement programme to ensure food safety is improved and standards are maintained whilst not imposing undue burdens on businesses.



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