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Food production and hygiene

We ensure legal standards are maintained across all aspects of food production and distribution, animal health, and agriculture from 'farm to fork', by way of inspections, advice and guidance, sampling, investigating complaints and enforcement.


We aim to ensure that:

  • food businesses are registered
  • food is correctly labelled, described and meets quality standards
  • food manufacturers and retailers are regularly inspected
  • restaurants and other food premises meet strict hygiene standards
  • food is safe to eat.

Community and animal health

We aim to ensure that:

  • disease controls are complied with
  • farm animal welfare standards are met
  • animal feed and fertilisers are of a satisfactory quality and safe for use
  • contingency plans for Foot and Mouth, rabies, anthrax and other diseases are in place.

You can get further information or advice by visiting the Food Standards Agency website, or you can contact us

Contact us
Food Safety
03000 261 016
Our address is:
  • Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
  • Durham County Council
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ
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