We regularly inspect all the Borough's food businesses, taking samples for examination, and investigating complaints relating to food and food businesses.
How often routine inspections happen depends on the potential risk posed by the type of business and its previous record. Some premises may be inspected every six months, others much less often.
Standards in food premises are dictated by the Food Safety Act 1990 and the various regulations made under the Act. For more information about the Act, visit the Food Standards Agency (external link) website.
Inspectors will make sure they visit you during your opening hours - they don't have to make an appointment and may not give you advance notice
Information for where you live
Community safety enquiry
Write to: Community Services, West Lancashire Borough Council, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 8EE