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Food Service Plan 2014/15

Published: 19/09/2014

On-going improvements to food safety and standards are expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (16 September). Cabinet members will be looking at Flintshire County Council’s Food Service Plan for the coming year which ensures a consistent food law enforcement service throughout the County and Wales. The plan includes Food Safety, Food Standards and Animal Feed and focuses on enhancing different parts of the service each year. One element has been to offer training for food service operators in different languages such as Cantonese. Last year the body that regulates the food industry, Food Standards Authority Wales, praised the service’s strengths including; the way Flintshire documents policies and procedures for food hygiene and food standards; the advice given to businesses across the whole Food and Feed Service; the control and investigation of outbreaks and food related infectious disease and the promotion of food safety and standards. For 2014/15 the plan concentrates on giving comprehensive advice to businesses on the major change in Food Standards legislation due to come into force in December and training for food handlers in Turkish funded by Welsh Government. Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said: “Food standards in the County are a priority for our Public Protection team and this plan means we can set goals and targets to make an already outstanding service even better. “Initiatives like providing training in different languages are extremely important as it makes the Food Standards Service even more accessible to everyone in Flintshire.”