Food business inspections

If you run a business that makes or prepares food the council will carry out regular checks on your food business to help you comply with the food hygiene law, to ensure the public is protected and that high standards are maintained.


Following the re-opening of all businesses and the Government's recent confirmation that England will move to Step 4 of the Covid19 Roadmap on 19 July 2021, ourfood safety officers are now resuming unannounced food hygiene inspections for businesses across Wiltshire.

We have continued to work on our inspection programme throughout the pandemic but, by necessity to safeguard both the businesses and our staff, this work has been by prior announcement. The Covid lockdowns have meant that our inspection programme has been delayed and some food inspections are now overdue. We are working in accordance with the Food Standards Agency's national Recovery Plan to get back on track. 

Our officers will continue to wear face coverings when they visit food businesses. We will be asking food handlers and other staff present to continue to wear face covers when we meet you indoors during our visit (unless exempt for medical reasons) and to maintain social distancing please. This is to continue to protect the health of your staff and our officers. We look forward to your understanding and support for this.

Check for up to date advice on the current situation, using our Coronavirus business support page.  GOV.UK have produced some guidance 'GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID‑19)' and 'Coronavirus HM Government: Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services.