Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
More than 92% of rated restaurants and takeaways in Bedford
Borough are rated as satisfactory and above, with 75% of these
rated as good or very good, according to a new report.
The Council’s Food Service Plan 2013/14 shows that of the 799
food establishments inspected under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme,
132 are rated ‘satisfactory’ with 3 out of 5, along with 255 rated
at least 4 out of 5 (good) and 352 rated as ‘very good’ with full
marks of 5 out of 5.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme was introduced in Bedford Borough
in June 2011 and informs local residents about the hygiene
standards of food establishments in the borough. It also provides a
simple and free tool for local businesses to demonstrate to the
public they can eat with confidence.
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community
and Regulatory Services, said: “It is great news for local
residents and local businesses that more than 92% of rated
restaurants and takeaways in Bedford Borough are rated as
satisfactory, good or very good.
“The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme was introduced in the borough to
empower local residents with the knowledge to choose a restaurant
or takeaway in a simple and convenient way.
“It also provides a useful tool for the local restaurants and
takeaways to demonstrate to potential customers that they can eat
there with confidence.
“The results of all hygiene inspections are available online.
Most restaurants and takeaways will also display their rating on
their premises as well. If they don’t display it – you can always