Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection concerning the Commercial Environmental Health Team’s Service Plan for 2021-22 addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and responding to the needs of the recovery of the City of London and the Port Health’s Service Plan for 2021/22 in relation to food premises inspections.
Members were informed that the Statutory Plans were annually reviewed by the Committee and the FSA required Local Authorities to seek member approval for these plans.
It was acknowledged that the last year had been clearly affected by Covid and the restrictions meant that many businesses had to close for large amounts of time. It was hoped that all businesses would reopen as workers returned to the City. In the meantime, the services would continue to work on a priority risk basis looking at Covid compliance and support, matters of evident concern, track and trace, imported food and feed in the ports, etc.
RESOLVED – That Members:-
· Approve the approach outlined in paragraph 14 of this report relating to Commercial Environmental Health’s Service Plan;
· Approve the approach outlined in paragraph 17 relating to Port Health’s Service Plan; and
· Note that a further report will be brought back to this Committee when future expectations have been confirmed by the Food Standards Agency (paragraph 18).