We work with consumers and businesses to reduce the risks to public health from food sold in Lambeth, and we have a programme of regular food safety inspections.
The scheme is being run by London Borough of Lambeth in partnership with the Food Standards Agency. The scheme will give you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafés, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat out, as well as supermarkets and other food shops.
Eaten something that hasn't agreed with you? Worried about chickenpox at your child's school? We are here to help.
We are responsible for the registration of premises used by food businesses, and can advise on other types of licences required.
Have you been sold food that's not fit to eat? Are you unhappy with hygiene in a local food outlet or shop? Or have you been ill after a meal at a local restaurant? Contact us with your food safety complaints.
We have a programme of regular inspections covering the 3,000 food businesses in Lambeth - from market stalls and corner shops to the big supermarkets - to ensure that they achieve high standards in food handling and storage.
An estimated five million people suffer from food poisoning in England and Wales each year. Running a food business means that you have a particular responsibility in protecting the health of your customers.
A risk assessment asks you to think logically about what might go wrong with the food that you sell and what you must do to ensure it is safe for your customers.
We run food safety training and provide advice and guidance.
Who to contact
Please contact us if you would like further information on courses, leaflets and our policies.
You can contact us by phone, email or letter at
Consumer Protection and Sustainability
Blue Star House
234 – 244 Stockwell Road
London SW9 9SP
Phone: 020 7926 6110
Fax: 020 7926 2357
In person - by appointment only. Appointments are available in the morning, please contact us for details.