Food inspections, ratings and enforcement

About enforcement

If something is seriously wrong we have the power to serve an improvement notice which means the food business operator could force further formal action if they fail to improve, or in the very worst cases we can serve an emergency prohibition notice which has the power to shut the business or stop certain operations.

Whatever course of action we take must be in line with our enforcement policy, which ensures everyone is treated fairly. The policy is based on government guidance.

If you have any questions or concerns about inspections or enforcement, email our food team or call us on 01543 308729.