We regularly inspect food businesses in our district to ensure they produce and sell food safely. This could be between every 6 months or every 3 years, depending on the type of food, the level of risk to the public and legal compliance standards. If you have encountered a food safety issue while visiting premises in the district, please get in touch so we can investigate. For issues relating to mis-selling of food or quality issues, you should contact Derbyshire County Council's Trading Standards Service.
Those businesses who sell food direct to the public are subject to the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, where a food hygiene rating for a food premises is established following an inspection and taking into account observations and discussions made during the visit. To check out your local take-away, pub, restaurant or food retailer's recent rating, visit the Food Standards Agency.
The Council also produces an annual Food Safety Service Plan which tells you how we work, our recent performance against the Food Standards Agency expectations and how we plan to deliver the service over the forthcoming year. This can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.
We also work with the Food Standards Agency where there are food product recalls and warnings. To find out if there are any food recalls from products purchased in the UK, please see the latest food warnings from the Food Standards Agency.