Check out where you dine out…

It’s one year since Blaby District Council became a partner in the launch of a ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’ (FHRS) …and you can check out the ‘scores’ for local establishments already assessed.

The aim of the scheme is to promote high performing food businesses and to enable consumers make informed choices about where they eat out or shop for food.

The scheme is a Food Standards Agency/local authority partnership initiative to provide consumers with at-a-glance information about hygiene standards in food businesses found during planned inspections.

The aim is to help the public make informed choices about where they eat out or shop for food.

Having a single scheme in place will help ensure consistency for businesses both within and across local authority boundaries.

The Scheme was launched in February 2011 with Blaby’s partner local authorities across Leicestershire – Melton Mowbray Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Blaby District Council and North West Leicestershire District Council.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme consists of 6 tiers; a score of 5 is the highest level indicating very good standards  of food hygiene and a score of 0 indicates that urgent improvement is necessary.

How to check a food business’ rating

If a food business (e.g. a café, restaurant, canteen or supermarket) has been given a food hygiene rating, you can search for it online at http://ratings.food.gov.uk/ (Link opens in a new browser window)

Just enter Enderby in the search box.

In addition to this when you eat out or shop for food, you might see a window sticker or a certificate displayed at the food premises; this shows the hygiene rating for that business.

For more information on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme see this page on the Council’s website.  (Link opens in a new browser window)

View the Food Standards Agency  website  (Link opens in a new browser window)

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