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Routine food safety inspections to resume across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale

With the gradual lifting of restrictions and reopening of food businesses, food safety officers will begin routine food inspectionsCoffee shop cleaning again. 

April 21st, 2021

During the last 12 months, many food officers have been using their skills and expertise to help stop the spread of Covid-19. 

In a concerted effort to address the large number of businesses overdue a food inspection, a pilot scheme is being trialled in May to visit and offer support to food business particularly those that have been closed for some time.  

The three initial areas to be visited will be the centres of Barry, Bridgend and Cardiff.  It is hoped that this approach will offer a boost to customer confidence in food safety and standards and ensure that all new businesses receive an up to date food hygiene rating. 

Dave Holland, Head of Shared Regulatory Services said

“The public are keen to get back to meeting friends in cafes and restaurants as we try to get back to normal. We know local businesses are desperate to put these past few difficult months behind them. Our officers simply want to make sure hygiene standards are being maintained and we will offer advice and support to make sure reopening is a safe and enjoyable experience for all concerned.

”To ensure your food business is able to receive a good food hygiene rating when you re-open your doors, please read the checklist provided by the Food Standards Agency.

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