Should I report that food business..
Golden rule: DON’T SECOND GUESS YOURSELF
YES! Yes you should!
But goddamn why does it have to be so painful?? Well guess what, the age of digital technology is here!Maybe you saw something a bit suss while you were waiting for your coffee, or you’ve been on the toilet all night and you suspect that meal you ate the other night… Either way, voicing your concern to the people who can fix the problem is SUPER important!
Don’t go around thinking, “oh actually, it wasn’t that bad”. Listen to me when I say small problems often indicate larger problems.
I couldn’t tell you how many times I have visited a food business to follow-up on a complaint and it turns out there are far worse issues occurring.
The only way a food business are going to be held accountable is if you step up and hold them at a higher standard.
Here is a quick list of online contact form weblinks for the specific local government area you are in (provided you know which area you’re in..)
**If you are living somewhere other than a capital city, contact me and I will find the online link for you **
Alternatively, check out this app:
Snap Send Solve (Australia & New Zealand only)
- Enter your particular complaint and location of the business into the mobile app and the app will automatically recognise what local government area you are in and will send the report off the report. It’s a little bit clunky, and I think you will need to report a ‘food complaint’ as a ‘general enquiry’, but it will get the council customer service office and they will sort it from there. You also have the option of remaining anonymous or request a call back.
*If you’re not sure what information you should provide, contact me and I will send through some prompts *
This site covers the WHOLE of the UK (catch up Australia, gosh..). The site recognises the address of the food business and knows exactly which government area to send the informaiton to, so you don’t have to think about it >> https://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/report-problem
Side note: This actually took me a while to find and this is a massive pet hate of mine — if someone who knows what they are looking for can’t find it, how do they expect a regular joe bloe find it?? This is one of many reasons why I wanted to start this blog.
Originally published at projectellenabroad.com on September 14, 2017.