Food Safety Inspections and Ratings
Environmental Health Officers and Environmental Health Technical Officers have the right to enter and inspect premises at all reasonable times. We do not have to make an appointment and we will usually come without advance notice. This will enable us to make a reasonable assessment of the premises and practices. We may take samples and photographs and may also inspect your records. It is a serious offence to obstruct an officer in the course of his or her duty. In the case of residential premises, however, you have the right to refuse entry unless twenty four hours notice has been given in writing and we will usually make an appointment to visit.