During a Food Hygiene inspection, Environmental Health Officers must reassure themselves that potential food safety risks have been identified by the business, that there are adequate controls in place to prevent any thing going wrong with food production and records of monitoring of checks made to ensure food is produced hygenically are kept.
The Officers will also assess suitability of training received by managers and food handlers to ensure that they are capable of hygenic food production and handling. Food handlers should be appropriately trained, instructed and supervised to carry out their work duties and responsibilities. See here
Officers will check that the condition and cleanliness of the premises and equipment is satisfactory and that an adequate supply of hot and cold running water and cleaning materials are available in order to maintain a high standard.
Officers will check that the structure of the premises is clean, in good condition, and that suitable equipment is provided for handling, preparing and storing food.
Where practices or conditions are not satisfactory; Officers will attempt to resolve the situation by informal means where appropriate.
Where poor conditions persist, or where there is a risk to public health it may be necessary to resort to formal action. This could involve either the service of legal notice, prosecution, or in extreme cases closure of the business.