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Food Service Plan

Published: 12/07/2018

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the Food Service Plan 2018-19 when it meets on Tuesday, 17 July. The plan has been produced by officers of the Food Safety and Standards Team and it sets out how the service will be delivered in this financial year and also reviews performance during the last financial year. The Food Service Plan covers food safety (the enforcement of food safety and food hygiene legislation in all food establishments in the county, food standards (checking establishments and dealing with complaints) and feed (visits to feed premises, providing information and dealing with complaints). Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection, Councillor Chris Bithell, said: “By approving this year’s Food Service Plan, the Cabinet will ensure that the high level food safety and hygiene already established within the county will continue. Our Food Safety and Standards team works extremely hard to ensure that the residents of Flintshire can have confidence in a high level of hygiene when it comes to food. I must add that the team has had some impressive achievements over the past year including those listed below. On behalf of the Cabinet, congratulations to you all on a job well done.” · Achieving 100% of programmed Food Hygiene inspections across all risk bands. · Exceeding the target for the percentage of new food businesses we became aware of within the year receiving an inspection for both Food Hygiene and Food Standards. · Achieving 100% of programmed A – C risk band Food Standards inspections. · The percentage of premises with a Food Hygiene rating of 5 has increased from 74.5% to 79.0%, with 97.3% of businesses have a rating of 3 or higher compared to 96.3% in the previous year. · Achieving 100% of Feed inspections and sampling.