Does your local Chippy have a 5 Star Hygiene Rating? National Fish and Chip Day 4th September 2020
Our Food Safety Training Courses have helped many a restaurant owner in achieving a 5 star hygiene rating which has significantly improved their business. This years National Fish and Chip Day is even more special as we say a very big thank you to this amazing industry who are at the centre of every community and who have, when able to do so safely, kept us fed, and when that wasn’t possible kept us all safe by remaining closed at great sacrifice to their business.
So are you eating out? or getting food in? then make sure you check the food hygiene rating and find out if the restaurant, takeaway or food shop you want to visit has good food hygiene standards. The scheme helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you clear information about the businesses’ hygiene standards.
Food hygiene is extremely important as The World Health Organization state that:
- Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.
- An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year,
The rating covers the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times.
The food hygiene rating inspection will include how businesses will:
- handle food
- store food
- prepare food
- maintain the cleanliness of facilities
- manage food safety and hygiene
Once the inspection has been completed the business are awarded a rating from 0 (I wouldn’t want to be eating in or from a place like this) up to 5 (now we’re talking, a place that demonstrates and takes food hygiene seriously).
So If you are looking to gain a five star rating then Food Safety Training is essential to achieving this and it will also help you in meeting you legal obligations. You can find a range of our food safety and hygiene training courses here for training at your premises. Our next open public food safety training course can be booked here
If you are curious in knowing the rating of your favourite restaurant then you can use this online tool to search for your local Fish and Chip Shop food hygiene rating by clicking here.