We are notified of cases of Infectious Disease so we can
investigate them and compile weekly statistics.
Many cases of Infectious Disease that are notified to the Food
Safety Team are or could be linked to food, so detailed
investigations are carried out on all notified or suspected food
poisoning incidents to identify the cause and to prevent the spread
The majority of notifications are sporadic or isolated cases
that are not connected to other cases or to a food business.
However major outbreaks do occur. When this happens the outbreak
investigation takes priority as it involves detailed inspections,
interviews and sampling from the suspected source.
We work in close collaboration with the Communicable Disease
Control Staff at the
Health Protection Agency in Worcester.
If you suspect that you are suffering from food poisoning or are
showing any symptoms, it is important that you visit your Doctor
but you should also advise your Food Safety Team if you believe a
food business may have been the cause.
For more information contact:
Commercial Services, Environmental Services,
Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Pershore, Worcs. WR10 1PT
Telephone: 01386 565015 - between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday