New Scheme for Hygiene Standards when Eating Out
3rd April 2012
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Watford Borough council is switching to a new way of displaying the hygiene standards of food businesses to customers.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) will be rolled out across the borough from 1 April 2012.

This is a national scheme that provides information on food hygiene standards to help people to choose where to eat out or shop for food.

Food outlets, such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs, are inspected by Council food safety officers, to check that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements. The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from zero at the bottom (which means 'urgent improvement necessary') to a top rating of five ('very good').

These ratings will be available for anyone to view on the FSA website and the food business will be given a sticker and certificate and encouraged to display these at the entrance to their premises (all stickers will have the Watford Borough Council and FSA logo).

So look out for these stickers on restaurants and other food outlets so that you can be sure that the food you are about to buy has been prepared or stored in hygienic circumstances.

FOOD POISONING is not pleasant!

To view the ratings of somewhere you are considering purchasing food at, simply click here

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