We are committed to ensuring that food and drink intended for human consumption, which is produced, stored, distributed, handled or consumed within the district is without risk to the health or safety of the consumer.
There are around 2,000 registered food businesses in the district and we inspect them all at regular intervals.
We also deal with food complaints. Last year we investigated nearly 200 complaints about food and food premises, both local and nationally.
Where enforcement action is necessary, we take appropriate action dependent on the seriousness of the breach of the law, guided by our enforcement policy.
The Food Standards Agency is another very important source of information about food safety issues.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Food Businesses
We, like the other Lincolnshire authorities have had enquiries from food businesses about diversifying into meals/food delivery during the current situation.
We are aware this is something which can benefit businesses and communities therefore we have provided an advice document here
Advice for small retailers during COVID-19
We have produced a document that gives advice for small retailers on infection control, checklists and useful notices.
Advice for Food Banks and Community Cooking
We have produced a document giving advice on food safety for community meal providers and food banks.
The Food Standards Agency has further information here
There is also a registration form here if the meal provision and food banks become more regular.