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Food Safety Services

Food Safety - Take the TUCK IN takeaway pledge Image icon - Certificate TUCK IN - An Essex wide campaign in support of takeaway food establishments that take steps to improve the nutritional quality of their food. About Food Safety Image icon - Information Officers from Basildon Council's Environmental Health Service investigate reports of illness and outbreaks of food poisoning. Registration - Food Businesses Image icon - Apply If you intend to open a business which sells food directly to the public, you will need to be registered. Approved Premises - Food Business Image icon - Commercial If you intend to set up business as a caterer or food retail outlet selling directly to the public, you will normally only need to be registered. Food Safety - Hygiene Training Image icon - Group of people Basildon Council provides the CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety, which is equivalent to their previous CIEH Level 2 Food Safety Certificate. All staff who handle food in any business must have sufficient food hygiene training for the role they undertake. Food Safety - Food Business Start-Up Advice. Image icon - Information Important food safety and registration advice for people setting up a new food business. Food Safety - Inspections Image icon - Clipboard Food safety contraventions are criminal offences in law. Basildon Council's Environmental Health professionals undertake inspections of food businesses within the Basildon Borough. Food Safety - Report a Hygiene/Contamination Problem Image icon - Apply Let Environmental Health Services know if you have observed poor hygiene in local food outlets; have bought food which is contaminated or unsafe; or wish to bring any other food safety concerns to our attention. Food Safety - Food Sampling Restaurants etc. Image icon - Food Environmental Health take samples of food from shops, restaurants and manufacturers in the Borough. Samples are tested for micro-biological quality. Test results help us to monitor the safety of food sold in the Borough and to take action when public health may be at risk. Food Safety - Regulation of Mobile Food Businesses Image icon - Certificate In the Basildon Borough mobile food businesses are regulated by the joint authority of Basildon Council, Essex County Council and the Essex Police. Food Safety - Hygiene Rating Scheme Image icon - Certificate Local food businesses are inspected to make sure that all food is handled and prepared safely. Food Safety - Service Aims Image icon - Information To ensure that food is, or will be, having regard to further processing, safe to eat.
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