Food Safety Services
Food Safety - Take the TUCK IN takeaway pledge 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 Officers from Basildon Council's Environmental Health Service investigate reports of illness and outbreaks of food poisoning Food Safety - Downloads You can download a copy of the following publications free of charge in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format: Registration - Food Businesses If you intend to open a business which sells food directly to the public, you will need to be registered. Approved Premises - Food Business 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 - Inspections 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 - Hygiene Training Basildon Council provides CIEH Level 2 Food Safety training. All staff who handle food in any business must have sufficient food hygiene training for the role they undertake. Food Safety - Business Start-Up Advice. Environmental Health - Food Safety - New Businesses. Food Safety - Report a Hygiene/Contamination Problem 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. 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 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 Local food businesses are inspected to make sure that all food is handled and prepared safely.