Council top of table for food safety inspections

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 July 2018

Weston's Town Hall.

Weston's Town Hall.

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North Somerset Council is celebrating its ‘remarkable’ record in completing planned food safety inspections.

The authority is the top authority in the West of England area for the second consecutive year when it comes to carrying out the inspections.

Regular checks are carried out at food manufacturers as well as care homes, schools, restaurants, hotels and shops.

The food safety team completed 96.74 per cent of targeted inspections in 2017/18, up from 85.1 per cent the previous year.

South Gloucestershire has the second-highest figure of 72.68 per cent.

Cllr Peter Bryant, North Somerset’s executive member for the environment, said: “The team has worked incredibly hard to achieve this performance.

“The fact these figures were achieved without using contractors, with reduced team capacity due to vacant posts and at the same time as a major food poisoning outbreak makes it even more remarkable.”

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