More food businesses across east Suffolk have been awarded with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are proud that 99.4% (SCDC) and 96.7% (WDC) of businesses have achieved a 3-5 food hygiene rating.
Inspections by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team in October saw a total of 51 local businesses receiving Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:
221B Bakers - Framlingham
Blyford Residential Care Home - Lowestoft
During an inspection, each food business is checked for the following:
At the end of the inspection, our food safety officers give the business a rating between 0-5. The top rating of '5' means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) helps customers make an informed choice about where to eat by highlighting restaurants, pubs and cafés with excellent food hygiene. Food businesses can display their black and green FHRS sticker advertising their current food safety rating, which gives customers an immediate insight into the kitchen and shows how seriously the business takes food hygiene.
Customers are encouraged to check food hygiene ratings when choosing where to eat by looking for the FHRS sticker before ordering food. The ratings of over 440,000 food businesses can also be checked online.
To help businesses ensure that employees are appropriately trained, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils jointly run a nationally recognised training course, the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.
This course is intended for anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. Typical environments may include pubs, hotels, restaurants, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.
The next dates for the course in Melton is 6 December. Book your place online and receive a 10% discount.