Agenda, decisions and minutes
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To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 12 September 2023.
Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 12 September 2023 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.
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This report seeks approval for the council’s Food Service Plan 2023-24 in compliance with the requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice.
Resolved: That the Food Service Plan be approved.
Reason: To provide assurance that the council has a plan to fulfil its obligations under the Food Law Code of Practice.
The Executive Member considered a report that sought approval for the council’s Food Service Plan 2023-24, in compliance with the requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice.
The Public Protection Manager provided an overview noting that:
· The council was required to produce an annual food service plan to satisfy the statutory requirements within the Food Law Code of Practice which was overseen by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
· The covid recovery plan had been successfully delivered and the authority had returned to using the code of practice as highlighted within Annex A of the report.
The Executive Member thanked the officer for his update, and in answer to her questions regarding the advice service, officers confirmed that:
· They actively provided advice to businesses, including tailored advice on specific areas, to ensure compliance with food hygiene legislation.
· During the past 6 months, 54 advice visits to premises had been undertaken.
· They would consult with North Yorkshire Council and provide feedback on the advice they provided to businesses to reduce carbon emissions.
Resolved: That the food service plan be approved.
Reason: To provide assurance that the council had a plan to fulfil its obligations under the Food Law Code of Practice.