Wealden District Council
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Food and Health and Safety Performance

The Food and Safety Team routinely inspect all food businesses and certain other businesses for health and safety in the Wealden area. We also deal a wide range of complaints and service requests, including giving advice to new businesses. We also investigate accidents in the workplace, mainly those that cause serious injury or health problems to staff or members of the public.

Complaints, Service Requests and Accidents

This table shows the number of complaints, service requests and accidents dealt with by the Food and Safety Team in the past three years
 Enquiry Type 2019/20  2020/21  2021/22
 Food Complaints 13 4 7
 Food Hygiene Complaints 50 21 22
 New Food Business Enquires 22 19 20
 Food Safety Service Requests  44 36 34
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Appeals  0 0 0
 Health and Safety Service Requests 21 23 30
 New Health and Safety Business Enquires 2 3 2

Food Inspections

This table shows the number of food inspections carried out by the Food and Safety Team in the past 3 years.
 Inspection Type 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
 Programmed Food Inspections  574 343 572
 Additional Food Inspections  127 114 155
 FHRS Re Score Visit  22 6 20

Performance of our Food Businesses

Wealden is part of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Information about the hygiene standards of all businesses who sell or serve food to the public is available online or at the premises itself in the form of a sticker. For more information on the scheme, to search for food businesses or to find out how many food businesses are in the scheme and what ratings they have been awarded, please visit our National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme page.