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4 Dec 2014

Charnwood Student Safety Campaign – Day 4

Today marks day four of Student Safety Week in Loughborough.  The campaign is designed to encourage students across the Borough to think about safety issues.

Thought of the day – do I know enough about food hygiene?

Top tip for avoiding food poisoning: look out for the Food Hygiene Rating System

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) can help you choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat out. Supermarkets and other food shops are also included in the scheme.

Each business is given a ‘hygiene rating’ when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.

Look out for a sticker on the window or a certificate on display, showing you the hygiene rating for that business.

Businesses are given one of the six ratings. The top rating of ‘5’ means that the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.