The work of our food enforcement officers covers a wide range of food related issues.
We undertake inspections of businesses preparing, manufacturing, catering, or retailing
of food. Certain food manufacturers can be approved to trade under specific legislation,
which allows them to supply food to other retail outlets and to trade, in some cases,
throughout the E.U.
We act as a consultee in the licensing of premises for the selling of alcohol, street
trading, and late hours catering. We provide comments on proposed food businesses
at the planning and building warrant stages. Businesses can get free advice and
guidance on the legislation affecting their trade and on any proposed changes to
Environmental Health also investigate complaints, sample food products and is involved
in controlling the movement of foodstuffs throughout the E.U. Cases of food borne
illness notified by the Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
are investigated to identify the source of any outbreak.