Food Service Plan 2014/15
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
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.”