What food sampling is carried out by Pembrokeshire County Council?
The Authority operates three separate food sampling programmes:
- Food samples for microbiological surveillance - e.g. to satisfy local/ national sampling commitments and to ensure business' HACCP systems are operating effectively.
- Food standards sampling - checking the labelling and composition of food
- Shellfish sampling
In addition, further food samples may be taken following a complaint or for enforcement purposes.
All food sampling is conducted in accordance with Food Safety Act Code of Practice, Practice Guidance and relevant sampling protocols.