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Check before you eat this Christmas!

Posted on : 05 Dec 2017

Check before you eat this Christmas!
Many people will be planning their Christmas parties and evenings out with family and friends over the festive season, so the council’s Food Safety team is keen to highlight the importance of checking the food hygiene rating of local eating establishments. 
 
Certain food businesses are rated on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Food Safety team. Businesses are rated from zero which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of five which is ‘very good’.
 
The team are currently working with businesses with a rating of two or less, by offering specific training on cleaning and disinfection, cross contamination, hand washing and temperature control, with the aim of helping them to improve their food hygiene practices and their rating.
 
Food Safety officers would also encourage anyone who is thinking of setting up a food business to get in touch for help and advice.
 
All Welsh businesses selling and providing food are legally required to display their rating sticker. If you are aware of a food business that is not displaying its food hygiene rating please report it by calling 01495 235340 or emailing foodhealthsafety@caerphilly.gov.uk  
 
Residents can also check the food hygiene rating of a premises in advance of visiting by going online www.food.gov.uk/ratings


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