Food Hygiene Rating

Hygiene ratings: more than 2,000 adults took part in the FSA biannual survey

Food hygiene rating key to 68% of consumers

By Nikkie Sutton

More than two thirds (68%) of consumers choose where they will buy food from based on a venue’s food hygiene rating, according to new research.

FHRS: pubs can be charged for re-inspections

Pubs charged for food hygiene re-inspections

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs could be made to pay for requested re-inspections of their businesses under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced.

Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

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Mitchells & Butlers helping FSA develop Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

By Nicholas Robinson

Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is testing the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new food hygiene scheme, which aims to ease pressure on resource-strapped local authorities, improve food safety and adapt the current Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Pubs also outperformed the average hygiene rating across the food sector

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How hygienic are pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and bars outperformed restaurants, cafés and canteens in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) food hygiene broad compliance report, a result spurred by increasing competition in the eating out sector.

No JD Wetherspoon pubs were given a score below three

91% of JDW pubs gain top food hygiene rating

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

JD Wetherspoon has scored the maximum five star rating in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for 747 of the 816 Wetherspoon pubs listed on the FSA website.

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