Food hygiene ratings launched

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A new ratings system for food businesses has been launched across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

The scheme helps consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by rating businesses from 0 to 5.

The national food hygiene ratings cover restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways and hotels as well as supermarkets and food shops.

The ranking will be displayed on window stickers and certificates as well as being listed on food.gov.uk/ratings;.hambleton.gov.uk or.richmondshire.gov.uk

The score is given following an inspection by a council food safety officer.

One of six scores can be given 0 means urgent improvement is necessary, while 5 means the business was found to have very good hygiene standards.

“Whether you are eating out or eating in, the new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for Hambleton and Richmondshire makes it easier for you to choose places with good hygiene,” said Hambleton Cabinet Member Coun Peter Wilkinson.