Food hygiene inspections target missed by council

Staff shortages mean that Cheshire East Council is falling down on its hygiene inspections of food preparation businesses.
The council said that staff vacancies were to blame for missing the target on food hygiene ratings in the first half of 2018-19. More than one in 10 pubs, restaurants, take-aways or grocery stores requiring inspection at least every two years is not being checked on time.
According to figures presented to the council’s Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee last Monday, 228 of a scheduled 266 inspections had been completed by 30th September for category A to D premises.

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