This section gives more information on the routine sampling programme, what sampling results mean and how to get access to the annual sampling report.
The food services team carries out two main types of sampling. Microbiological sampling is undertaken to check levels of germs in food and analytical sampling is carried out to check the make up of foods.
All types of food and drink sold in the East Riding may be sampled by the team.
The food services team has a routine sampling programme for both microbiological and analytical sampling. Samples may also be taken as part of an inspection or in relation to a complaint.
Many microbiological samples will be taken without the sampling officer announcing their identity to the food business. This is to ensure that food is handled by staff in accordance with normal practices used in the food business.
Food samples will either be tested by Public Health England or the Public Analyst. The food business will then be notified by the food services team of the results when they are available.
For further information about food sampling contact us by using the 'Contact the council' page.
Telephone: (01482) 396301
Fax: (01482) 396102
You can also contact us in person at a customer service centre. Please use our customer service centrefinder to locate your nearest centre.
An advice note is available to explain more about sample results.