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Spalding area sees rise in home-based catering start-ups during the COVID pandemic

COVID has seen a rise in new home-based food catering businesses registering with South Holland District Council.

Coun Anthony Casson, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for public protection, stressed that: "Food hygiene and standards in the area remain a priority for the council’s public protection team, who have been continuing to respond to food safety and health and safety matters throughout the pandemic.

"The team have also been responsible for overseeing COVID compliance for businesses in the district, working with them to prevent and control outbreaks and providing advice and support on restrictions and guidelines.

“There has also been a growth in new food businesses registering with the council over the past year, due to many diversifying due to the pandemic, as well as the opportunity for new home-based catering start-ups.

“A number of safe physical inspections of food businesses have still taken place in recent months which have not yet been recorded on the Food Standards Agency website. For lower risk premises who do not require a physical visit, remote interviews and enforcement questionnaires have also been carried out to assess their ongoing compliance.”

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