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Public Protection advice and support

Get the right advice in time, first time

We offer expertise in food safety, health and safety, licensing, trading standards, environmental protection and pest control. Our team is part of Plymouth City Council’s Public Protection Service.

We are uniquely placed to offer a range of services to help you.  

Start things off with an email to public.protection@plymouth.gov.uk. We can often point you in the right direction for free. If it’s a little more involved, see below for our range of commercial services.

  • Our expert team can advise on all areas of environmental protection

  • Food safety advice from the Food Standards Agency

  • Our team can signpost you to the licences that are relevant to you and can help you to get it right first time, book a support visit

  • Report a food or hygiene problem and view the food hygiene ratings.

  • Our training service is endorsed as an approved trader through the Buy With Confidence Scheme

  • Plymouth Port Health Authority enforce a wide range of international, European and domestic legislation at ports and aboard vessels carrying passengers and freight