Food safety and standards

We help to protect public health by ensuring that food on offer in York has been prepared hygienically and is safe to eat. Any premises that store, prepare, produce, cook or sell food must comply with strict hygiene standards.

We support businesses and provide information to consumers about both food safety and food standards with activities such as:

  • inspecting food premises to check the standards of food safety and hygiene, menu descriptions and labelling
  • offering advice and guidance to businesses to help them comply with food legislation
  • investigating complaints about food and food premises
  • investigating incidents of food poisoning
  • inspecting animal feed premises
  • carrying out sampling of food and drink for authenticity and composition
  • ensuring animal feed premises comply with EC regulations

Information for consumers

Information for food businesses

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