Food Safety

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 Fylde Council Food Safety

Fylde's Food Safety Officer's aim to ensure that all food and drink intended for human consumption by Fylde's 800 food businesses is produced, stored, distributed or handled without risk to the health and safety of the consumer. We will also publish details of these inspections on the Food Standard Agency's national food hygiene rating scheme.

View the Fylde hygiene ratings

Food safety is a major part of the environmental health officer's work. Our job is to ensure that food business supply wholesome and safe food produced in a clean, hygienic manner.

To this end the Food Safety Team are involved in a number of areas of work including:

Food hygiene inspections

The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 require that all food on sale is safe to eat and is applicable to all food businesses from manufacturers and distributors to caterers and retail shops. The council is responsible for enforcement in approximately 800 premises and in addition to proactive inspection, we also undertake some other functions in relation to food businesses:
Investigation of Food Complaints 

Approval of meat, dairy and fish products plants

The authority is also required to enforce specific hygiene rules for products of animal origin such as meat, milk or fish product premises under the European Regulations 853/2004 and 854/2004. The authority has ten of these premises which require in-depth inspections and detailed record keeping and if you wish to find out more details about these requirements.

Food incidents

National food hazard warnings are reported by the Food Standards Agency to be auctioned appropriately, in accordance with the authority's documented food hazard warnings procedure. Details of any warnings related to your products can be found by following the above link.

Investigation of food poisoning and related food borne diseases

The section investigates all cases of notifiable food-related including food poisoning outbreaks and infectious disease reported via the appropriate channels, in conjunction with the Health Protection Agency.

Guidance and advice leaflets

[Coming Soon] Food hygiene leaflets have been prepared for food businesses with a wide range of issues including food poisoning, hygiene.

Hygiene Rating Scheme?  Watch this Video

Thinking of Eating out ? Watch this Video

If you have any enquiries or complaints related to the safety of food sold or produced within the Borough of Fylde you can contact the Food Team by e-mail at or at: -

Resources Directorate
Fylde Council
Town Hall
St Annes Road West
Lytham St Anne's
Telephone 01253 658658