Information for Food Businesses in Blaenau Gwent

A new advice leaflet aimed at businesses purchasing chilled, ready-to-eat foods for sale at retail, such as filled sandwiches, rolls and wraps has been produced by the Food Standards Agency.

This leaflet has been developed in collaboration with Local Authority Officers in Wales and has been translated into a range of languages, including English, Welsh, Chinese, Urdu, Hindu and Bengali. 

The intention of the leaflet is to assist businesses in understanding their obligations under food law, when purchasing and retailing pre-packed, chilled, ready-to-eat foods. The leaflet sets-out quick and easy checks that can be performed by food business operators to ensure they exercise all due diligence for purchasing and retailing chilled, ready-to-eat foods. The advice leaflet is available at the link below:

Should you have any queries regarding the content of the advice leaflet please contact Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team on 01495 357813 or alternatively via email at