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Coronavirus alert

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Coronavirus information

Coronavirus update

In order to protect the health of businesses, residents and Council staff, the Food and Occupational Health & Safety Team will be acting on current government advice regarding social distance in relation to COVID-19. Therefore, until further notice, we will not be carrying out any inspections or site visits unless there is an emergency situation.

The team will continue to respond to all enquiries, queries and requests for service:

Further information and advice on food safety can be found on this page.

Hygiene ratings

Each business is given a hygiene rating when it is inspected by a food safety officer.

Complain about food or food premises

You can complain about unhygienic food premises, methods of food handling, food products that are unsatisfactory (mouldy, contaminated or "gone-off") and other related issues.

Complaints procedure

On making a complaint, you will be asked to provide your name and address (which will be kept confidential), together with details of your complaint. It is helpful if you could be as precise as possible in order to aid our investigation e.g. name or address of premises complained of, precise nature of complaint, and name or description of person complained of, if relevant. Whatever the circumstances, it is essential you contact us as soon as possible. Following the completion of any investigation you will be advised of the outcome of any action that has been taken. In the case of complaints about food products, please note that any investigation will NOT address the question of compensation. 

Our commitment to you

Following receipt of a complaint or request for advice, we will endeavour to contact you and commence our investigation or provide advice within 24 hours. We will endeavour to complete our investigation and decide whether we can take any statutory action within 2 months of receipt of your complaint.

Food poisoning and food related infections

We are most concerned about E. coli, which is the most infectious of the food related infections, and we offer guidance on E. coli to caterers and the public. Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer from such illnesses, reported to us by your GP, we contact you to ask for details of the food you have eaten and the places you have visited several days before you became ill. In addition, you may be asked to provide a specimen of faeces in order for us to determine the nature of your illness. You may also be advised not to attend work if it is possible that you will pass on the infection as a food handler or carer.

Advice and information for food businesses

The most effective advice is given when an Environmental Health Practitioner calls at your particular premises to give the specific advice that you need. 

Legislation

Contact us:

  • Regulatory Services, Health & Community Protection, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QF
  • Tel: 01926 456713
  • Fax: 01926 456746
  • Food safety form