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