Manchester City Council

Environmental problems Food safety - what we do

We are responsible for the safety of food, which is imported, produced, sold and consumed within the city.

We ensure that food meets appropriate quality standards, is correctly labelled and described and is free from contaminants. We advise and educate food businesses and take enforcement action where appropriate.

These are some of the things we do:

For more details view the Food Service Plan.

We need to achieve these in a way that is responsive to the needs of residents, businesses and visitors to the city (who may be affected by poor food safety and standards) and to provide an effective and efficient enforcement programme to ensure food safety is improved and standards are maintained whilst not imposing undue burdens on businesses.

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