Our Port Health Inspectors carry out programmed, risk-assessed inspections of vessels and premises within our area
Our Inspectors are trained to give advice on good practice and compliance with the law and can be contacted at the Hull office.
The Regulations require that all food businesses in our area must register with the Authority before trading commences. This enables an up-to-date list of all premises subject to regular inspection.
We are also the enforcement authority for the approval and inspection of 1 large commercial cold store together with several factory and freezer fishing vessels registered in Hull.
We have responsibility for the inspection of fishery products fish landed at Hull Docks from vessels.
We can issue Export Certificates for food products on request. There will be a charge for this service. Please contact the office in advance with service requests.
We have a programme of water, ice and prepared food sampling from vessels, premises and supply hydrants. Most of these are examined by our PHE microbiologist.
Ships water samples, including Legionella samples, taken at the request of the ship may be the subject of a small charge and we supply a certificated report. For further details or advice please contact us.
The Authority has a Food Safety Enforcement Service Plan, Food Enforcement Policy and Food Complaints Procedure. We also have a documented General Enforcement Policy and a policy for dealing with any complaints regarding the standard of our service. These documents are available for downloading on the "OUR SERVICE" web page.