Be wary of door-to-door fish sellers

Date: 18/04/2018

 Gwynedd Public Protection Service are warning consumers to be wary of door-to-door fish sellers across the county of Gwynedd.

There have been reports in the last week of traders trying to persuade people to buy hundreds of pounds worth of fresh fish on the doorstep.

John Eden Jones, Enforcement Officer for Gwynedd Council Trading Standards Unit said that there were some concerns about the fish sellers. He said: “We would urge the public to be vigilant, especially as to whether the fish sellers are registered as a food business operator which is a legal requirement for all food businesses under national regulation, and indeed are adhering to all food safety and hygiene regulations which applies to such businesses. 

“When buying fish from door to door salesmen, the purchaser very often has no way of knowing how the fish has been stored and whether it is safe to eat. These type of sellers commonly use non refrigerated vans, and there maybe issues with the labelling and quality of the fish.

“The best place to buy fish is from a reputable fishmonger at an established shop, stall or regular roundsmen.”

Should a member of public have any further information with regard to these fish sellers,  they are urged to contact Gwynedd Council’s Public Protection Service on 01766 771000 or by e-mail at safmas@gwynedd.llyw.cymru