Breckland Council - Corporate Enforcement Policy

The purpose of the Policy is to set out the guiding principles by which legislation will be enforced by the Council to protect public health, safety, amenity and the environment within Breckland.

Health and Safety Inspector Visit/Calls

The HSE havea brief guide for businesses, employees and representatives.

Food Hygiene Inspections

Officers in the Food, Health & Safety Team are responsible for monitoring hygiene standards in over 1,200 food businesses in Breckland. The frequency of inspection varies from 6 months to 3 years depending upon a number of factors that are assessed at the time of every main inspection.

In the great majority of cases, contraventions are dealt with informally where an educative approach is taken, with follow-up inspections to check progress. In more serious cases, Officers may resort to the use of Improvement Notices, Remedial Action Notice, Simple Cautions, Prosecution and/or Seizure or Detention of food.  Where there is deemed to be an imminent risk to health, premises may be closed by use of Emergency Prohibition powers.

Breckland is fully committed to supporting its food businesses. Support includes advisory visits, leaflets and a programme of food safety training.  Regular projects take place to deal with particular issues.

You are able to report a food complaint or problem online.

Or you can contact the Environmental Protection team on 01362 656870 or via email to envprotect@breckland.gov.uk

Last updated: 18/06/2020 12:26:10