Food hygiene rating scheme
Food poisoning is a serious public health issue, with hundreds of thousands of cases every year in the UK.
The CIEH believes more can be done to reduce this figure and supported the introduction of a national "Scores on Doors" rating scheme which would allow food businesses to display the results of food inspections at their premises, and in addition, display this information on the web. We believe that this scheme gives consumers the information they need to differentiate between premises that follow good procedures and those that do not.
The Food Standards Agency has introduced a national rating scheme, called the Food Hygiene Rating System in England & Wales and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland, so that consumers across the UK can obtain information on businesses in their areas.
You can search for business ratings in your area on the FHRS website.
For more information, visit www.food.gov.uk/hygieneratings