To provide Members with an update on performance against the corporate plan and local service targets for 2018/2019 as well as providing an update on the key business risks
The Group had before it and NOTED a report * from the Group Manager for Performance, Governance and Data Security providing Members with an update on performance against the Corporate Plan and local service targets as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
She explained that the covering report gave the 2017-2018 outturn figures and the appendix report showed the 2018-2019 figures to date.
The Group discussed the food safety compliance figures and the Director of Operations explained that it was the Local Authority’s responsibility to inspect the premises on behalf of the Food Standards Agency. He explained businesses were not required by law in England to display their Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rating but they were in Wales and Northern Ireland.
There was a general discussion around the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme with Members expressing concern that the displaying of the rating was not compulsory.
The Group requested a written report be circulated which explained why the standards of food safety compliance had decreased in Mid Devon.
The Director of Operations asked that any Members who had specific queries about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to contact him direct and he would provide them with an answer.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the minutes