Food safety and hygiene
Food safety inspections
We carry out checks on all food premises in the 53 miles of coastline of Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral where we enforce controls, and Environmental Health Officers from Liverpool City Council also carry out regular inspections too.
Our inspections take place without prior warning and higher risk premises are visited more frequently than lower risk premises.
In addition, Environmental Health Officers from Liverpool City Council also carry out regular inspections of all food premises.
What happens during an inspection carried out by MPHA?
During the inspection, our officers will check that:
- adequate controls are in place to prevent any problems
- ensure staff are adequately trained
- the condition and cleanliness of the premises meets required standards.
What happens during an inspection carried out by Environmental Health Officers?
Environmental Health Officer's from Liverpool City Council also carry out regular inspections of all food premises within our jurisdiction to:
- establish the scope of the business and the food law that applies to it
- record information from the observation of practices, procedures and processes, and discussion them with food handlers, contractors, proprietors and manager
- decide if they need to collect samples of raw materials, ingredients, additives, intermediates, finished products, or materials and articles in contact with food for analysis
- identify any or potential breaches of food law and, if appropriate, gather evidence
- determine relevant enforcement action
- investigate complaints
Find out more about food hygiene inspections carried out by Liverpool City Council environmental health service.
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