Check out the food hygiene standard

How good is your favourite food shop, cafe, take away or restaurant? No, not just whether the food is tasty – are the food hygiene standards good enough.

Now you can check online, or from your iPhone or iPad, before you enter the shop, or book a table.

OK, you like the look of the place. The menu posted at the door looks good. But will the food be good? More importantly, is the food hygiene up to standard?

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Now, it is easy to find how a restaurant, take-away or other food service rates on its food hygiene. In Scotland we currently have a “pass” or “fail”, but in England you will find a score of one to five.

You can search by business name, address or postcode. The URL to bookmark is www.food.gov.uk/ratings.

Or, if you have an iPhone, or iPad download the Food Hygiene app from the App Store.
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