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Food Safety and Hygiene









Gosport Borough Council- Environmental Health - Food Safety


The service has wide ranging duties to ensure that food is manufactured, prepared and sold in a condition fit for human consumption. We also investigate cases of suspected food poisoning.



Advice for caterers on allergy and intolerance


Level 2 food hygiene training  - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

Food trade workers will know that the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 require all food handlers to have food hygiene training. Course dates and information


BBQ's - protect yourself and your guests, what not to do.


Catering For Parties - don't send your guests home with nasty memories, some simple precautions and advice.


Dermatitis in Catering (Occupational skin disease) - Work related dermatitis (sometimes called eczema) is one of the major occupational skin diseases and is caused by a person coming into contact with a hazardous agent(s). Some of these hazardous agents are associated with catering and food handling.


Enforcement Policy


Food complaints - what to do if you have a complaint about food. What you can expect to happenafter you complain.


Food Hygiene Inspections - what to expect from Food Law Inspections.


Food Hygiene Legislation - New food hygiene laws will apply in the UK from 1 January 2006. They will affect all food businesses, including caterers, primary producers (such as farmers), manufacturers, distributors and retailers.


Food Poisoning- definition, what are bacteria?The  main causes of food poisoning. Reporting food poisoning to the Environmental Health Officer.


Food Poisoning - types:


Food Premises Registration - what to do if you want to sell food, and the form you need to fill in.


Food Safety - Guidance Notes for Training/Supervision, your responsibilities on training your staff.


Food Sampling - Microbiological food sampling is used by Gosport Borough Council as part of a planned approach to gather information about the microbiological quality and possible presence of harmful micro organisms in particular foods that are produced, sold and used locally.


FSA Audit Report - Findings by the FSA following their Audit at Gosport July 2004.


Health and safety in catering - HSE links to information site, free downloadable information and information in other languages


Scores on the doors

Some councils have already introduced such schemes, which have become known as “Scores on the Doors”.


Safer Food Better Business - Under the new Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 all food businesses now need to write down what they do to keep food safe to eat. The Food Standards Agency has developed a pack for small catering businesses called Safer Food Better Business to help them comply with the new regulations.


Starting Up - your first steps to running a catering business.


If you're planning to set up a café, mobile burger van, restaurant, or any other catering business, please read these guidelines. They tell you all the main things you need to consider - your first steps to running a catering business.


Temperature Control - businesses involved, food production chain, product types, handling and cooling times.


Workroom temperatures in places where food is handled - Food businesses need to ensure that the requirements of food hygiene law are achieved while maintaining a 'reasonable temperature' in the workroom.


Useful food websites


For further information please call (023) 9254 5505, 5506 or 5507 during office hours or call at the Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1EB.


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