Food Sampling

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.

ID: 1582, revised 23/08/2017