About Trading standards

Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen County Borough Councils are working together to provide a Joint Trading Standards Service. 

Trading Standards aims to ensure a fair, safe and equitable environment for all who purchase and sell goods and services in Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen.  

This is undertaken through a range of intervention, advice and enforcement activities with businesses and consumers. 

We work closely with partner agencies in order to gather intelligence and enforce the legislation covering areas such as:  

  • Weights and Measures
  • Food Labelling and composition
  • Counterfeit Goods
  • Product  Safety
  • Pricing
  • Rogue Trading and Doorstep Crime
  • Consumer Credit
  • Misdescribed Goods
  • Scams
  • Age Restricted Sales

 More information on the work of Trading Standards can be obtained at:

http://www.tradingstandardswales.org.uk/about/

http://www.tradingstandards.uk/ 

Businesses can obtain advice on the Business companion website:

https://www.businesscompanion.info/ 

The Food Standards Agency provides guidance for businesses on food labelling (including allergens), food alerts and free on-line labelling and allergen training. 

The Agency also provides information and guidance for farmers and feed businesses including how to apply for approval or registration for your feed business. 

The Food Standards Agency also provides information for consumers on the latest food alerts and product recalls.  

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Trading Standards

Telephone Number: 01495 357813

Address: Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6XB

Email Address: trading.standards@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk