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 2016/17 2017/18  2018/19
 Food Complaints  25 13 17
 Food Hygiene Complaints  49 45 73
 New Food Business Enquires  27  17 22
 Food Safety Service Requests  54  28 38
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Appeals 0  1 0
 Health and Safety Service Requests  46 29 28
 New Health and Safety Business Enquires 2 5 8

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 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
 Programmed Food Inspections  582  554 711
 Additional Food Inspections 143  143 237
 FHRS Re Score Visit  50  25 45

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.