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Food hygiene inspections

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Food safety inspection

There are approximately 2,500 food businesses in Coventry that require routine inspection.

When do we visit?

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.

What do we look for?

Take a look at this checklist. It covers the key things that will be checked during a food safety inspection. Your food hygiene rating will be based on what is seen on the day of inspection. 

What does an inspection report contain?

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 which 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.

Food and Safety team


Tel: 08085 834333


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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