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New rules to promote food hygiene

Posted on : 28 Nov 2016

New rules to promote food hygiene

From today (28 November 2016), takeaway food businesses will be required to publish a statement on certain hard copy publicity materials, reminding customers they can check the food hygiene rating of the business.

Takeaway leaflets and menus must now include a statement which reminds customers they can check the food hygiene rating, either by going online – or by asking the business for their rating when ordering.

Wales was the first country in the UK to introduce a statutory food hygiene rating scheme in November 2013, when the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013 made it mandatory for food businesses to display their food hygiene rating on their premises.

Since the introduction of the scheme there has been a positive impact on hygiene standards in Wales, with over 94% of food businesses now having a ‘generally satisfactory’ rating (three) or above.

Cabinet Member Cllr Nigel George commented, “The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme continues to go from strength to strength, and I’m sure these new additional rules will only help ensure this continues into the future”.

For further information please visit the Food Standards Agency website. 

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