Food Safety Officer

Food safety officer

The role of a Food Safety Officer

Local authorities are the ones responsible for enforcing food safety regulations within businesses and their officers can inspect the premises in the food production and distribution process used at any point.

A Food Safety Officer usually works for Local Authorities, which are responsible for enforcing food safety regulations within businesses. Food Safety Officers are responsible for inspecting restaurants, takeaways, and any other locations that serve food. They ensure that the food is being prepared and sold or distributed in a safe way with proper hygiene standards in place.

The role of a Food Safety Officer includes:

  • Investigating violations
  • Ensuring compliance with rules and regulations
  • Setting action plans and following up with violations
  • Investigating cases and outbreaks of infectious diseases
  • Promoting public health initiatives
  • Investigating food business complaints
  • Closing food businesses if necessary

Qualifications & Experience

Food Safety Officers either need EHRB registration or the Higher Certificate of Food Control to be able to do inspections.


Contractors: £30 – £38 per hour

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We work with various Public Sector organisations across the UK providing them with Food Safety Officers and other industry professionals.

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