The Food & Safety team are also responsible for enforcing several standards that relate to food and aim to ensure that:
- Food is correctly labelled and described and meets quality standards.
- Manufacturers and retailers of food are regularly inspected
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is an independent food safety watchdog set up by Government to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. Visit the Food Standards Agency website for the latest food alerts, including product withdrawal and recall information.
The FSA's National Food Crime Unit also deals with reports from anyone with suspicions about food crime. Food crime involves dishonesty at any stage in the production or supply of food.
To report suspicions in confidence use the Food Standards Agency's report a food problem page - the facility is particularly targeted at those working in or around the UK food industry.
To report mis-leading labelling such as:
- health claims
please use our online reporting tool.
- Find out the information you must give customers on food products and how to give it
- Link to Lancashire County Council web page on Allergy Information including the story of Megan Lee was 15 - she was taken to hospital after suffering an asthma attack brought on by an allergic reaction
- Labelling of Alcohol Products
- Free to access allergen resources for food businesses from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. It includes posters, training videos and handouts and is designed for food businesses to help protect their customers by ensuring they are meeting their legal requirements.
- Access allergen training videos in multiple languages
Natasha's Law - Food Pre-packed for Direct Sale (Mandatory October 2021)
Nutritional Labelling (Mandatory December 2016)
Food and Safety team
Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)Address: PO Box 15