Eastbourne Council roll out the FSA FHRS

Eastbourne Borough Council has rolled out the FSA’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. More than 160 local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now publishing nearly 120,000 ratings at food.gov.uk/ratings.

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

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is run by local authorities in partnership with the FSA.

In areas where the scheme is running, each food business is given a food hygiene rating on a scale from 0 to 5 when it is inspected by a local authority food safety officer. The top rating is ‘5’ – this means the hygiene standards are very good. The bottom is ‘0’ – this means urgent improvement is required.

Previous to the FSA rolling out the FHRS scheme many local authorities had been running successful Scores on the Doors Schemes for many years.  Now the FSA is encouraging local authorities to take part in the FSA lead Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

For more information please check out the FSA website and the Scores on the Doors website.

About ABurne

Andy Burne has worked in Technical Management for many years in the food industry. Now he is a certified BRC auditor and provides consultancy to the Food Industry.