Isle of Wight Council

Environmental Health - Food Safety & Standards

Also known as: Food Safety

Service Description: Environmental Health are responsible for ensuring that food manufactured, sold and consumed on the Isle of Wight is safe to eat and of the quality demanded.

The Environmental Health Service offers support and advice to businesses to help them comply with food safety legislation and sell food and drink that is safe and fit to eat. All premises inspected will received a rating under the National Food Hygiene Rating scheme to demonstrate compliance in food hygiene. The scores range from 0 (meaning ‘urgent improvement necessary’) and 5 (meaning ‘very good’).

The work we undertake includes:

· Inspections for food safety and standards (including labelling),
· Investigating complaints and food poisoning outbreaks,
· providing advice,
· acting on national food safety issues or product recalls
· running campaigns to promote good practice.

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