Land is contaminated when there are polluting substances in, on or under the land. This may mean that the substances have been left in buildings or on land or that the substances are buried in the ground. Every local authority has a duty under Part 2A of...
If you run a food business and are visited by an Environmental Health Officer to inspect your establishment, they will be looking to make sure that your premises and food hygiene and safety practices all meet the required standards. If they find that there are serious breaches which are putting customers or staff at risk, they can apply to serve an emergency prohibition order that will mean you must stop serving any food straight away. The notice is the paperwork that lets you know that the Officer is applying for an order that will demand you cease all food-related business activity.
This hygiene emergency prohibition notice closure (activated if the order is granted) will remain in place until the Environmental Health Officer is satisfied that the imminent risk of injury to health has been eliminated.
We have experience in helping restaurants and other food businesses to successfully defend food hygiene emergency prohibition orders. Call us on 0161 696 6250 to find out how we can help you.