Food Hygiene

Food hygiene: pubs have been slapped with fines for failings in their hygiene

Pub food hygiene troubles so far this year

By Nikkie Sutton

Food hygiene can cost pubs thousands if errors are made. The Morning Advertiser takes a look at issues operators have had with hygiene so far this year.

Food hygiene is more important to consumers than good service

Food safety

Diners prefer rude staff to dirty premises, research shows

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners would sooner put up with rude staff than a dirty or unclean venue, according to new research that revealed 61% of UK consumers wouldn’t risk eating in an establishment that had a low Food Standards Agency hygiene rating.

Wetherspoon leads the way on food hygiene ratings


Wetherspoon leads the way on food hygiene ratings

By James Evison

The Food Standards Agency is celebrating the success of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - launched five years ago - by releasing information that breaks down its food hygiene ratings.

Hygiene standards

How clean is your pub?

By Alison Baker

The Publican's Morning Advertiser looks at the cleaning necessities, from a health inspector's point of view, on how to make sure your pub is as hygienic and clean as possible.

Technology such as Checkit can help with monitoring food safety standards

Business Advice

The Fight Against Grime

By Phil Mellows

When it comes to catering for the public, nothing comes higher than food hygiene and, as Phil Mellows reveals, running a tight ship is the only sound approach

Hygiene rating: visible to all

Pub hygiene ratings roll-out

By John Harrington

Councils could be forced to adopt the scheme that lets the public see food hygiene ratings of pubs - and pubs may have to display the results. The Government is to adopt the recommendations about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Coulson: directors can be held liable

Clean break for the kitchen

By Peter Coulson

Pubs are subject to the same rules of hygiene as any other catering establishment, warns Peter Coulson.

M&B: fine for kitchen

M&B's £13,000 food hygiene bill

By The PMA Team

Mitchells & Butlers has been fined £13,000 after one of its pubs in Formby breached food hygiene regulations. Food safety officers visited the...



Peter Eveleigh The licensee of the Riverside Inn in Bradford-on-Avon muses on proposals for giving pubs a star rating for their food hygiene Being...

Safe food handling

Safe food handling

Although figures show that pub caterers seem to be understanding the need for higher food hygiene standards, the Food Safety Agency says there is...