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Food and Feed

Trading Standards - food and feed

The food and feed team advises, carries out inspections and undertakes sampling throughout the whole food chain from the farm to the fork.

Our aim is to ensure that all farms, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, catering establishments and importers in North Lincolnshire comply with every aspect of the food and feed legislation.

This includes issues relating to:

  • composition   
  • quality
  • labelling
  • advertising
  • presentation

This is done so consumers know that:

  • labels are truthful 
  • foods and feeds comply with minimum standards where appropriate 
  • additives included in food and feed products are within permitted limits 
  • health claims are substantiated 
  • all known allergens are declared 
  • materials in contact with food and feed are safe 
  • all foods and feeds are within date 

We carry out the following:

  • Regularly visit food and feed packers, manufacturers, retailers, importers and farms
  • Advise new traders about business start up
  • Submit food and feed samples to the public analyst
  • Approval or registration under EC Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005)     

In addition to monitoring local traders we also participate in surveys of imported foods and feeds on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

We will assist local businesses to comply with their obligations in relation to any trading standards matter. Please contact us if you require any advice or help.

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Contact details

For consumer advice:

Citizens Advice Helpline 
03454 04 05 06

For businesses advice:

trading.standards@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 297664
Fax: 01724 297895

Trading Standards
North Lincolnshire Council
PO Box 42
Church Square House
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6XQ

Personal callers by appointment only

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Out of hours  01724 276444 (emergencies only)

Last updated: 07/07/2016
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