Flooding food safety advice
Flood water can be contaminated with sewage, animal waste and other waste, from drains or the surrounding area, and so could be contaminated with harmful bacteria or chemicals. Although, the water is usually very diluted and so the risks of getting ill are low. Following simple hygiene practices should be enough to avoid getting ill from flood water.
If you have been affected by flooding, either because your home has been flooded, or your water supply has been cut off you can find some useful information on the Food Standard Agency website
If you would like to contact this Department in relation to any of the areas of our work - food hygiene and safety, workplace health and safety, food poisoning, animal welfare, smokefree legislation or caravan site licensing, please fill in the service request form below:
If you want to register a new food business you can either apply online by completing Food Premises Registration Form, or alternatively, you can contact us using the link on this page and we can send you an application form and pre-paid envelope to complete and return. More information about registration can be found within the Registration Notes.
The following links direct you to the areas of our work where more detailed advice and information is available
Contact us: Environmental Health Team Tel: 02380 285230.