Food safety in Sutton

Food Safety in Sutton

Published Friday, 5th March 2021

Food safety affects us all. Marcus and his team help to ensure that the food we eat in Sutton is safe.

They use the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to keep you informed of the hygiene standards of the food businesses you visit, and work with Public Health England and the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) to control the spread of infectious disease in our borough.

Working closely with Public Health colleagues and the OPSS, Marcus and his team were recently able to secure a Voluntary Closure Notice on an establishment that had an outbreak of COVID-19. They ensured that the business cooperated, and together they helped to prevent the potential transmission of COVID-19 in the borough. 

For Marcus, good relationships are key. “During this pandemic we’ve had some very good feedback from residents and businesses, despite the high levels of anxiety that many are feeling.” 

“I personally can’t think of a better job than working in the public health sector, especially during this pandemic.”

“Our residents and businesses in general have been so compliant in the most difficult of times. I for one will be raising a glass to the people of Sutton as soon as restrictions allow, and I am pretty sure my colleagues will join me.”

This is one of hundreds of services we provide in Sutton. But we are facing a big challenge. More than 70% of our budget goes towards caring for Sutton’s vulnerable adults and children. Following COVID-19, more people are needing our help, while the cost of services is increasing.

Find out how we plan to protect those needing our care and support Sutton’s recovery over the next 12 months.

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