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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Most food businesses have good hygiene ratings

More than half of food businesses in Wales have been awarded the highest ratings for their food hygiene standards, a year after the UK’s first statutory scheme came into force in Wales, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today (Wednesday).

A new Food Standards Agency (FSA) report about the scheme’s first year of operation after legislation was passed in Wales to make it compulsory for businesses to display their ratings, shows the statutory scheme has played a major role in improving food hygiene standards and increasing consumer awareness across Wales.

Figures in the report show that 56% of food businesses achieved a five – a very good rating – in the year to November 2014.

There has been a 11% increase of five-rated premises in Wales since mandatory display of food hygiene ratings was first introduced in November 2013 (up from 45%).

The percentage of food businesses receiving ratings which mean improvement is required fell by 7% between November 2013 and November 2014, from around 14% to 7%. The number of businesses with the lowest rating – a zero – has fallen from 0.6% to 0.3%.


Ratings of about 100 establishments serving food in the Llangollen area are listed on the FSA website, the vast majority of them achieving a five.
* To check out the list, go to: http://ratings.food.gov.uk/enhanced-search/en-GB/%5E/llangollen/Relevance/0/%5E/%5E/1/1/10

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