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There are over 2200 food businesses supplying food to the people of Dudley. The Council's dedicated team of Environmental Health Officers work to ensure that all food is safe to eat.
Most of the work involves inspecting the food businesses, dealing with any complaints and investigating outbreaks of food-borne illnesses and poisoning. We also sample food and offer advice and information to the public and food businesses.
The food hygiene regulations make it an offence for anyone to sell or process food for sale which is harmful to health. They also place obligations on persons selling food and businesses to ensure that the production and processing of food is carried out in a hygienic manner. Food businesses must be registered with the relevant Local Authority.
An estimated five million people suffer from food poisoning in England and Wales each year. Running a food business means that you have a particular responsibility to protect the health of your customers.
All food businesses in Dudley are given a Food Hygiene Rating after each routine inspection and the results are published on our food hygiene rating scheme page.