28 November 2016
English hospitality businesses could be forced to display hygiene ratings
According to a new report, hospitality providers may be forced to display their Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Food Hygiene Ratings.
Hospitality businesses in Wales have been required to display their hygiene ratings by law since 2013 and the rule was also applied to Ireland in October this year. Currently, food establishments in England do not have to display their hygiene ratings. The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a system that is able to rank a business’s food safety and hygiene on a scale from zero to five with zero being the poorest score.
The FSA have favoured extending the mandatory display of Food Hygiene Ratings to hospitality businesses located in England and evidence of the mandatory scheme’s success in Wales will be presented to Parliament by the end of this year.