Hygiene laws for food businesses

Food sampling and testing

Food sampling and testing is a way of helping to demonstrate food safety. Certain types of businesses (eg. where higher risk, larger or more specialised activities take place) are expected to undertake sampling and testing as part of their food safety control system.

The Food Safety Team at Broadland District Council also conducts sampling throughout the district collecting samples from all types of businesses including retailers, caterers and manufacturers, either as part of a food law visit or as part of a sampling project.

Separate information leaflets are available from the Food Safety Team regarding food sampling and the interpretation of microbiological results and include useful information about different types of bacteria which can cause food poisoning. If you would like copies please contact the Food Safety Team.

We offer food handling training courses on how to prepare food safely.