What are the Food Hygiene Ratings scheme?
5 – Standards are very good
4 – Standards are good
3 – Standards are generally satisfactory
2 – Some improvement is necessary
1 – Major improvement is necessary
0 – Urgent improvement is required
How does the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Work?
During an Environmental Health Inspection (EHO). The EHO will be checking the following:
Food handling – how it is prepared, cooked, cooled, stored, and what measures are taken to prevent food being contaminated with bacteria
Structural - The condition of the premises must be clean, good layout, sufficient lighting, adequate ventilation, and good working equipment
Food Safety Management - How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe using a system like Safer Food, Better Business (SFBB).
84% of the public that has been surveyed want Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme to be mandatory.
Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme (FHRS) came into effect in 2010 for better food quality within the food industry.
North Ireland and Wales they are already required by law to display their ratings.