We are committed to ensuring that food and drink intended for human consumption, which is produced, stored, distributed, handled or consumed within the District is without risk to the health or safety of the consumer.
What we do:
There are around 2,000 registered food businesses in the District, which we inspect at regularly. We also deal with food complaints, last year we investigated nearly 200 complaints about food and food premises, both local and nationally.
Where enforcement action is necessary, we take appropriate action dependent on the seriousness of the breach of the law, guided by our enforcement policy.
The Food Standards Agency is another very important source of information about food safety issues.
Food Safety Guidance for Home Deliveries
Like the other Lincolnshire authorities have had enquiries from food businesses about diversifying into meals/food delivery during the current situation. We are aware this is something which can benefit businesses and communities therefore we have provided an advice document here Food Safety Guidance for Home Food Deliveries (PDF) [426KB]
Advice for Food Banks and Community Cooking
We have produced a document giving advice on food safety for community meal providers and food banks Food Safety for Community Cooking and Food Banks (PDF) [17KB] . Further information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website: community cooking and food bank advice. There is also a registration form to register a food business if the meal provision and food banks become more regular.