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Food Safety

Welcome to the Food Safety Team. Our role is to improve and enforce standards of food hygiene and health and safety in food premises within the Charnwood Borough.


  • Inspect local food businesses to enforce standards of cleanliness and good hygiene practices

  • Investigate complaints about hygiene or contaminated foods (e.g. glass, metal, insects)

  • Randomly sample purchase foods to test the quality and safety

  • Investigate cases of food poisoning

  • Run a National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in conjunction with other Local Authorities in Leicestershire

You can also find out more about local food issues in ourFood Safety Newsletter 2012 (PDF Document, 1.34 Mb)

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Food Hygiene Rating scheme is designed to allow public access to the ratings awarded to all  premises serving or selling food by Environmental Health Officers. This means that pubs, restaurants, cafes, schools, care homes, supermarkets and other food retailers will all be inspected and their rating will be clearly displayed on their premises and included in a national database.

Reporting a Problem

If you have comments or concerns about any food problem, please click on the link below.

Food Safety Functions

We have a food hygiene award to recognise food businesses who show a high commitment to food safety. Details can be downloaded below. Also listed are other food safety functions that we carry out.

Planning to travel abroad?

Personal Food Imports

  • Are you travelling abroad this year and planning to bring food back with you?

Make sure you know the rules on what food you can bring into the U.K

Visit the Food Standards Agency's Personal Imports webpage for information on personal food imports, including animal and plant products that you can bring back from your travels and answers to FAQs.

Last updated: Tue 23rd April, 2013 @ 10:19

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