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...
It is the responsibility of every local authority to enforce the Food Safety Act 1990 with regard to restaurants, cafes and any other establishments that make food for human consumption. All restaurants will be inspected to ensure that their food hygiene and safety practices are in accordance with industry-wide guidelines, and that the premises in which the food is prepared, and any equipment used, is also of an acceptable standard.
These inspections are often carried out as a matter or course, but may also be in response to a complaint or concerns that have been voiced to the team about your premises or food hygiene and safety practices.
If the inspection finds that there are serious issues with your premises, equipment or practices, you may be ordered to cease trading whilst the problems are sorted out. In severe cases, where there are serious food hygiene offences or food safety offences being committed, you may be fined and/or prosecuted for the breaches.
We have experience in helping restaurants and other food businesses to successfully defend food safety prosecutions and food hygiene prosecutions. Call us on 0161 696 6250 to find out how we can help you.