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Food safety information

The Food Safety Section, which forms part of the Commercial Safety Team, investigate outbreaks of food poisoning and certain other infectious diseases reported to the division by Public Health England.

During an investigation an officer will contact the person affected by the infection to try and find the cause and stop it from spreading. We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our Privacy Notice (PDF, 9Kb).

Fact sheets on food poisoning and infectious disease can be obtained from Public Health England (external link) 

If you would like further advice or information, please contact the Council’s Food Safety Section:

  • Complete the Food safety contact online form
  • Tel: 01695 577177 
  • Write to: Leisure and Wellbeing Services, West Lancashire Borough Council, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale WN8 8EE 

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