Orkney Islands Council
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Food Regulations and Inspections

Food Regulations

Food legislation places an obligation on food business operators to ensure that all their activities are carried out in a hygienic way and makes it an offence to supply food which is unsafe or harmful to human health. Environmental Health are responsible for ensuring that businesses comply with these requirements.

Food Premises Inspection

The Environmental Health team carries out regular checks on all food premises to ensure the public is protected and that high standards are maintained.

Inspection Schedule

Inspections take place on a frequency determined by the perceived risk in each premises and ensure that risks have been identified, staff are adequately trained and the condition and cleanliness of the premises meets required standards.