Food: Safety

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, if any, to ensure that the 14 District Councils and two London boroughs that did not carry out any food safety sampling during 2016–17 now have a sampling programme in place.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Food Standards Agency officials contacted all 14 district councils that reported no food safety sampling in 2016/17 to investigate why no sampling had been carried out. As a result, nine of the 14 councils carried out sampling in 2017/18. Further follow up work will be carried out with the remaining five councils. Analysis of the 2016-17 local authority monitoring data indicates that all of the London boroughs reported sampling for food safety.

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