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3rd April 2023 - Check for Unlicensed Ice Cream Traders

Check for Unlicensed Ice Cream Traders

Hopefully the sunnier weather will be here soon. And nothing goes better in the sunshine than an impromptu ice cream. 

As we head into the bank holiday weekend, and hopefully some sunny weather, we’d like to remind residents that we’re aware of some unlicensed ice cream vans operating in our area. They are operating without street trading consent, and worryingly we cannot be sure they are operating with the relevant food hygiene standards in place.

Some of these vans announce their locations ‘last minute’ via local Facebook groups.

We are asking members of the public to keep an eye out for vendors without a consent.

How do I know if the ice cream van has a street trading consent?

Where a consent has been granted this should be clearly displayed on the vehicle and visible to customers.

How can I check if it has a Food Hygiene Rating?

You can check an operator’s food hygiene ratings on the Food Standards Agency website.

Please check before you purchase so you can be assured you are buying from a registered trader who is adhering to food hygiene standards and allergen regulations.

Traders granted a consent are routinely checked for food hygiene standards and adherence of their Street Trading Consent.

What to do if you think a trader isn't registered:

Please email us using details below with details of us when, where, name, vehicle registration details? Or click here to use our contact us form. 

You can contact your local authority to check if a trader has a valid Street Trading Consent below:

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire
Wokingham