Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for Restaurants, Cafes, etc…

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has the following details:

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets, and other places you eat out and buy food.

The scheme is run by local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in partnership with the Food food hygieneStandards Agency. A different scheme, with similar aims, is being rolled out by local authorities in Scotland.

Each business is given a ‘hygiene rating’ (from 0-5) when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.

When you eat out or shop for food, you might see a sticker in the window or on the door, or a certificate on display, showing you the hygiene rating for that business. Businesses are encouraged to display these stickers and certificates at their premises in a place where you can easily see them when you visit.

The scheme is new. This means not all businesses in an area running the scheme will have a rating yet.

I wish we can have the system here in Philippines! The system will help Filipinos in choosing a safer place to eat and buy foods.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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