There are approximately 2,500 food businesses in Coventry that require routine inspection.
We visit around 1,500 of these every year both during normal working hours and during evenings and weekends.
All visits are 'unannounced' to ensure we're seeing the businesses as they are operating on a "day to day" basis.
An inspection report is sent following the inspection, which gives the business feedback on things that need doing to improve food safety and hygiene standards. Some of these issues are legal requirements that require your attention, and others are recommendations for good practice. The report also tells businesses what they are doing well.
After every inspection, food businesses are given a food hygiene rating, which provides the public with information about food safety standards.
The team follow the Food Law Code of Practice and Practice Guidance issued by the Food Standards Agency.