Food Safety Regulations

Winchester City Council's Health Protection Team carry out a variety of activities concerned with food safety. We are responsible for enforcing food safety in some 1300 premises, ranging from mobile catering units to large scale food production.

A variety of foods are sampled throughout the year to monitor quality, to check compliance with legal standards and identify any potential problems. Investigations may be undertaken regarding food complaints, food poisoning and infectious disease control.

The Team also provides advice to food businesses and the public and promotes food safety through a number of initiatives.

Further information on food safety legislation can be found at