Brentwood Brough Council monitors the safety of food, its hygienic preparation, manufacture and sale by regular inspection and sampling in food premises.
The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
All businesses (except those which are exempt) producing or serving food within the Borough of Brentwood receive a hygiene rating. The scheme is designed to help consumers decide where best to eat according to hygiene conditions and to provide an incentive to businesses to motivate them towards greater standards of hygiene and legal compliance.
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for premises within the Brentwood area may be found by going to the Food Standards Agency website.
More information on the scheme is The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
Food Premises Registration
All food premises must be registered 28 days before food may be prepared or sold. Further information about food premises registration can be found via this link:
Food Hygiene Inspections
A proactive programme of unannounced visits is carried out, including evening visits.
More information on Food Hygiene Inspections
We offer all takeaway food businesses the opportunity of making a TuckIN pledge to make food better. TuckIN businesses are given free online nutrition training, dedicated visits and advice by officers, promotion, and a toolkit of information. TuckIN requires food businesses to consider making simple changes to reduce fat, salt, sugar and consider portion sizes.
Waste Cooking Oil
The careless disposal of cooking oil into drainage systems is an offence and can be harmful to wildlife. The Fats,Oils and Grease check sheet provides information to food businesses on safe disposal of cooking oil.
If you have a complaint about unsatisfactory food (for example, mouldy food bought from a shop, a foreign object found in food, a dirty eating place or suspected food poisoning) we can investigate this. Please let us know by completing our online Environmental Health enquiry form.