Food: Hygiene

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th August 2020.

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Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of local authority food hygiene inspections that have been carried out over the last (1) 12 months, (2) five years, and (3) 10 years.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data for 2019/20, the most recent reporting period, is not yet available. Data for 2010/11 to 2018/19 in provided in the following table. Interventions include hygiene inspections and audits, verification and surveillance, sampling visits, advice and education and intelligence gathering.

The total number of interventions for the period 2015/16 to 2018/19 and for the period 2010/11 to 2018/19 are also shown.

Local authority food hygiene and other interventions - 2010/11 to 2018/19

Year

England

Northern Ireland

Wales

Scotland

United Kingdom total

2018/19

305,483

14,076

25,182

38,753

383,494

2017/18

306,419

16,037

27,892

41,715

392,063

2016/17

306,646

19,425

24,627

43,494

394,192

2015/16

318,461

16,325

25,203

44,562

404,551

2014/15

314,292

13,354*

28,802

46,027

402,475

2013/14

319,072

19,681

30,689

41,635

411,077

2012/13

324,394

18,204

28,822

43,879

415,299

2011/12

327,677

19,989

30,139

45,001

422,806

2010/11

331,915

21,150

31,187

47,600

431,852

2015/16 to 2018/19

1,237,009

65,863

102,904

168,524

1,574,300

2010/11 to 2018/19

2,854,359

144,887

252,543

392,666

3,657,809

Note:

* Based on 9 months data for Northern Ireland.

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