Find Out Food Hygiene Scores of Eateries Near You

food-hygieneTo find out the food hygiene rating of a local eating establishment, simply visit the website HERE and enter a postcode, town or name of eatery.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food by telling you how seriously the business takes their food hygiene standards.

The scheme is run by local authorities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and applies to restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and other food shops.

Each business is given their hygiene rating when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local council. The food safety officer inspecting the business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:

  1. how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  2. the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  3. how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings from 0-5. The top rating of ‘5’ means that the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards. Any business should be capable of reaching the top rating.

Please bear in mind that the food hygiene rating or inspection result given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority.

The food hygiene rating is not necessarily a guide to food quality.

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