Decision details

Food Sampling Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Executive submitted a report seeking for Committee to review and agree the new ‘Ribble Valley Borough Council – Food Sampling Policy’.  The Council is required to prepare and publish such a policy and to make it available to businesses and consumers in accordance with the Food Standards Agency Food Law Code of Practice and Food Law Practice Guidance. 


Local Authorities have a duty to ensure food meets legally prescribed standards and sampling is a means of monitoring compliance.




Approve the Ribble Valley Borough Council Food Sampling Policy.




Report author: Andrew Dent

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 18/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2024 - Health and Housing

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