Besides dealing with complaints of unwelcome foreign objects in food, they check food-poisoning cases - some of which have resulted in people ending up in hospital - and dangerous premises. They are also responsible for checking that theatres and discos are safe, and that hotels, hostels and bedsits are fit to live in.
In recent months, however, environmental health officers have often been presented as either interfering in businesses or killjoys. They are neither. I have seen evidence of the state of some of the restaurants, cafes and bakeries they have visited, and am very glad they are there checking that the food we eat is wholesome and safe.
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