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Food hygiene improvement notices

If your food business has been inspected for food hygiene and safety and you have been issued with any hygiene improvement notices, there will be specific steps that you need to take in order to meet the required standards for food safety.

We have experience in helping restaurants and other food businesses to successfully navigate enforcement action in relation to food standards, including hygiene improvement notice procedure. Call us on 0161 696 6250 to find out how we can help you.

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When would a hygiene improvement notice be issued?

There are various circumstances in which a hygiene improvement notice might be issued. They relate to when an enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a food business is not complying with hygiene regulations.

A hygiene improvement notice example could be if there is an issue with the cleanliness of a food preparation area.

The notice will outline the issues where the officer believes the food business isn’t in compliance with the law and explain the steps needed in order for them to be compliant. There will also be a time period specified in which the remedial action should be taken.

Failure to comply with a hygiene improvement notice is an offence.

How long will a hygiene improvement notice give you?

Whilst this can vary slightly, the hygiene improvement notice time given for the changes to be made or measures taken is usually at least 14 days.

As an experienced food industry law firm, along with our expertise across the board in legal services for businesses, we can offer specialist support and hygiene improvement notice guidance to help your business navigate the situation as quickly and efficiently as is possible. Get in touch for more information by calling 0161 696 6250.

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