A NEW hygiene rating scheme has been introduced in the Broxtowe borough so people are better informed when they eat out.
Broxtowe Borough Council launched the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) on Monday in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
Food outlets, such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs, are inspected by Food Safety Officers from Broxtowe Borough Council to check that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements.
The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from zero – meaning ‘urgent improvements necessary’ – to five and ‘very good’.
Each outlet’s Food Hygiene Rating will be available for anyone to view online via the Food Standards Agency website at www.food.gov.uk/ratings.
Local food businesses will also be given a sticker and certificate and encouraged to display these at the entrance to their premises, allowing customers to easily see them and decide whether they want to go in.