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Food standards

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We enforce several standards that relate to food.

Trading Standards 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 - Call 0207 276 8787 or email

The facility is particularly targeted at those working in or around the UK food industry.

The Food Safety team aim to ensure that:

  • Food businesses are registered.
  • Restaurants and other food premises meet strict hygiene standards.
  • Food is safe to eat.

Food labelling

Nutritional Labelling (Mandatory October 2016)

Trading standards - consumers

(via Citizen's Advice consumer helpline)


Tel: 03454 040506


Telephone lines open Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (except bank holidays)
Calls to the helpline cost up to 9p per minute
from a landline. If you're calling from a mobile,
it'll cost between 3p and 40p per minute - if you
have inclusive minutes
it's the same as calling a

Food and Safety team


Tel: 08085 834333


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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