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New Food Hygiene Rating Scheme launches in Bedford Borough


A new national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is launching this week at one of the Borough’s highest rated restaurants.
 

On Tuesday 7th June at the Embankment Hotel, The Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson, accompanied by the Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services Cllr Sarah Holland, presented the premises with their official grade 5 rating award in honour of the launch of the new scheme.


The new scheme rates local eateries and establishments on a series of criteria relating to good hygiene. Under the new scheme, businesses will be given a rating from 0, which means urgent improvement is necessary, to 5, which means that the business has scored the highest hygiene rating standard.


The purpose of the scheme is to give consumers confidence when they choose to eat out and to drive up hygiene standards in the UK. The scheme will recognise the high quality establishments that Bedford has to offer while encouraging all food outlets to keep up their high standards of hygiene.


The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said: “I welcome this new scheme, which will help drive up hygiene standards in the Borough. Consumers will know the standard of cleanliness at whatever establishment they wish to eat and I hope this will encourage people to eat out at our great restaurants with confidence.” 


Following the launch, members of the Environmental Health team will be hosting a market stall in Bedford Town Centre on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June to inform members of the public about the new rating system.


To find out more about the new scheme, please visit http://ratings.food.gov.uk/.

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