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Guidance Note 1 Guidance for the Health Service Executive on the Inspection of Food Businesses

Monday, 30 November 2020

Food Business Inspections

All food business operators must comply with relevant food law and as a consequence, are subject to official control by officials to check compliance. Food law requires that these official controls are carried out regularly, on a risk basis and with appropriate frequency.

Inspections are one of the methods of official control which may be used to check compliance. The aim of this guidance is to assist environmental health officers (EHOs) in the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the development of risk-based inspection programmes, the inspection process and decisions on appropriate action where necessary.



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