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Mock food hygiene inspection

Book a mock food hygiene inspection with one of our expert Food Safety Consultants.

A mock food hygiene inspection is an effective way to keep your team motivated and on the ball between EHO inspections from your local authority.

It will display your commitment to proper food safety and benchmark your performance against industry standards.

 

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Food hygiene regulations

Food Hygiene Regulations demand that food and drink businesses carry out their tasks safely and hygienically in a way which ensures that consumer health is not harmed. It means that it is offence for food and drink businesses to supply products which could be harmful to consumers.

Your business must operate in a way that safely manages food safely including storing, handling, preparing, selling and serving food and drink.

Food hygiene rating scheme

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is run by the Food Standards Agency in partnership with local authorities. It is used to assess the level of food safety compliance within businesses where food is supplied, sold or consumed.

The scheme aims to improve overall food hygiene standards for consumers by providing enough information so that they can make an informed decision on where to eat and drink.

 

Who is responsible for enforcing food legislation?

Food Hygiene ratings are given to businesses based on the findings of a food safety inspection by the local authority.

The inspection assesses how the business is performing and operating when compared to Food Safety Regulations and best practices. This means that ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. It may be the case that the business in question would be more compliant on any other day other than the one the inspection took place but it is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times.

Local authorities are also responsible for enforcing food hygiene regulations and are able inspect your business at any point if they deem necessary.

How the food hygiene rating score works

Your business will be rated between 0-5 based on inspections carried out by local authority food safety officers.

0 – Urgent Improvement Necessary
1 – Major Improvement Necessary
2 – Improvement Necessary
3 – Generally Satisfied
4 – Good
5 – Very Good

The inspection considers:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the physical condition of the business – including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities
  • how the business manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained. The officer can then assess the level of confidence in standards being maintained in the future.

 

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