Food complaints

We deal with complaints relating to food that has been bought in Coventry and complaints about poor food hygiene conditions in food businesses. View our common food complaint advice sheets.

Do food handlers have to wear gloves?

It is not a legal requirement to wear gloves when handling food. It is however a legal requirement to make sure that hands do not contaminate food in anyway.

Hand must be thoroughly washed

  • After using the toilet;
  • After handling rubbish;
  • After smoking;
  • After taking a break;
  • After handling raw food.

Remember - gloves do not replace the need for through hand washing.

Do food handlers have to wear hats and hairnets?

It is not a legal requirement to wear a hat or hairnet in a food business. It is however a legal requirement to make sure that the food that they sell is not contaminated by any foreign object – including hair! Therefore we strongly recommend that people with long hair tie it up and that staff wear hats and/or hairnets to help prevent this.

Food and Safety team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 08085 834333

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/foodsafetyteam

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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