We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

The Food Inspectors

Series 2-Episode 1

Series 2-Episode 1

not currently available
Add this to your watchlist to find out when it is available via broadcast or catch-up.


“Are you a potential poisoner?” Chris Hollins demands of us dramatically, as he takes a break from following the work of food safety officers in shops and restaurants to show us how our own kitchens harbour deadly bacteria.

So be afraid of unwashed carrots and fear all dishcloths and wash the lid of a can of tomatoes before you use it. Hang on – really? Can we be bothered? There’s a touch of overkill in the programme. One café owner is appalled when the man in the suit tells him he can’t sell coleslaw because he hasn’t had his veg mechanically cleansed. But there’s also interesting stuff about animal rustling and a Chinese restaurant’s pet rabbit. Plus puns about “grime scenes”.


New series. Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins return to follow the work of more food inspectors as they protect the public from unhygienic restaurants and potentially harmful foodstuffs. A Chinese takeaway in Enfield, London, is shut down temporarily after mouse droppings and urine are discovered on the premises, while Chris finds out how much bacteria is lurking in the kitchen of a Lincolnshire fire station and also meets a Lancashire man who became seriously ill after eating undercooked pork. Matt investigates animal rustling and the effects these countryside crimes could have on the catering industry.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Matt Allwright
Presenter Chris Hollins
Executive Producer David Emerson
Series Producer Simon Phillips


Have Your Say What did you think of The Food Inspectors?

view all comments (0)