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FSA report shows Food Hygiene Rating improvement in Wales

Food hygiene ratings

A report published on 28th February 2018 by the Food Standards Agency has revealed that 65% of food businesses in Wales now have a food hygiene rating of 5.

84% of food businesses are displaying their food hygiene ratings to customers in Wales, where it is compulsory to show them on the entrance to the premises. This is compared to just 21% of businesses who displayed their rating back in 2012.

According to the report, customer recognition of the FSA rating scheme has risen to 89% from just 43% in 2012.

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Vaughan Gething commented:

“The introduction of a statutory Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has been a big success story for Wales, helping to drive up food hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes and other food businesses right across the country.

“The Scheme has provided important information for consumers when deciding where to eat out or buy food and it’s encouraging to see that more consumers are recognising the ratings on the doors. This has, in turn, played a significant role in encouraging businesses to improve their food hygiene standards.”

The report comes after news that a compulsory display of food hygiene ratings is also planned for food businesses in England.

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