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Food safety and standards

1. Overview

We are responsible for the safety of food which is imported, manufactured, sold and consumed in the 2,500 food premises in Stockport. We provide advice and education to food businesses and take enforcement action where necessary.

We are responsible for many food safety related inspections and schemes. These include programmed food hygiene inspections, advisory visits to new businesses, inspect approved premises, investigate food complaints, investigate food poisoning outbreaks, food sampling to ensure food is safe to eat and enforcement action when hygiene standards are not met.

The Food Safety team can be contacted by calling 0161 474 4208 or emailing