Background to Food Hygiene Ratings Schemes
This section contains background information about the introduction of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme for Scotland, as well as progress updates on their implementation.
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Monday 22 October 2012
The Food Standards Board agreed in November 2011 that consumer views should be captured on the active publication of accessible information on food and feed business compliance. This consumer research also explored the consumer view on extending the scope of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland, to include all food establishments in the UK.
Friday 23 October 2009
The Agency commissioned an evaluation of 'local' food hygiene rating schemes (sometimes referred to as 'scores on the doors') to inform the recommendations for a national scheme to the Agency’s Board in March 2008.
Tuesday 6 September 2011
The Agency has written to interested parties to keep them informed of progress on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
The FSA ran a public consultation exercise on proposals for a UK-wide food hygiene ratings scheme in 2008. You can read the consultation papers and read a summary of the responses.