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Strabane District Council, along with a number of other Councils across Northern Ireland, formally launches the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for food businesses on Monday 6th June 2011.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, which is a partnership initiative with the Food Standards Agency, will give consumers information about food premises where they either buy or eat food. Food premises will be given a rating score ranging from ‘0’ to ‘5’ after a routine food hygiene inspection. A premises given a ‘0’ rating score means ‘Urgent improvements necessary’ whereas a premises with a ‘5’ rating is deemed to be ‘Very good’. Consumers will now be able to see at a glance the food hygiene rating score that a premises has been given. A new hygiene rating score will be given after each food hygiene inspection is carried out.
For more information on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, please click on any of the links below:-
The rating given to a food premises under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme reflects the standards of hygiene found at the time of the most recent inspection by an Environmental Health Officer. In its implementation of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, Strabane District Council will adhere to the Food Standard Agency’s ‘Brand Standard’ which gives guidance on the implementation and operation of the Scheme.
Please be aware that following an inspection, it may take up to 28 days before the new rating score appears on the website.