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About Food Safety

Officers from Basildon Council's Environmental Health Service investigate reports of illness and outbreaks of food poisoning.

Our aim is to prevent and control the spread of infection and protect the safety of food and water supplies in the borough. We provide advice and guidance on good hygiene practices, including the prevention of illness associated with the consumption of unsafe food and enforce public health legislation to protect the health and welfare of people living and working in the Basildon Borough.

Basildon Borough Council takes part in the Food Standards Agency's Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.This will gradually replace the different schemes currently running across the country and provide consumers with a single, easy to understand system. For further information please see Food Safety - Hygiene Rating Scheme

Whether you own a food business, or are a customer in the Basildon Borough, you should know that Basildon Council's food safety team

  • are required to register food businesses in the Basildon Borough
  • will inspect all food premises in Basildon according to risk to make sure that they reach certain standards
  • will investigate complaints relating to food purchased in the Basildon Borough
  • will undertake routine sampling of food to identify any problems and take action as necessary
  • will in serious circumstances where food is unfit, make sure it is removed from sale (and destroyed if necessary), and if a food premises is posing a risk to health, take action to close it
  • also offers training for food handlers.

Environmental Health Food Safety - See our  Service Aims

Environmental Health - See the Regulatory Services Policy on our About Environmental Health Webpage.


Registration of Food Premises

pdf icon Food Premises Registration Form [183kb]

Food Hygiene Training Courses


Food Hygiene Training Leaflets

pdf icon The Essentials of Food Hygiene [11kb] (required knowledge for all staff starting work for the first time) - see also Food Hygiene Training

pdf icon Hygiene Awareness Instruction [8kb] (required knowledge for all staff within 4 weeks of starting work) - see also Food Hygiene Training


pdf icon Food Safety - Hazard Analysis Daily Record Sheet [132kb]

Contacting Us.

You can report a food problem within the Basildon Borough by using the following link:

Online form - Report bad hygiene / food contamination / illegal foodstuffs

 Alternatively, for information or advice, please contact us, using the details below.

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