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What action can be taken by a Food Safety Officer following an inspection?

The type of action taken by a Food Safety Officer following an inspection is dependent on the standards found and severity of any problems identified. The main forms of action are:

  • Hand-written report
  • Letter
  • Hygiene Improvement Notice
  • Closure and attendance in court
  • Confiscation/Detention of food
  • Remedial Action Notices
  • Prosecution
  • Revisit(s) to ensure compliance¬†
After an inspection has been completed, the premises will be awarded a new risk category, and a new Food Hygiene Rating Score.