Food Standards Agency
WE GOT 5 STARS FOR HYGEINE!
The Food Standards Agency is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK. FSA work with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations and have staff who work in UK meat plants to check that the requirements of the regulations are being met. They also commission research related to food safety.
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.
Why were we given 5 Stars?
The food safety officer inspecting a business checked how well we meet the legal requirements by looking at:
- how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
- the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
- how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe
At the end of the inspection, the business was given top marks! We got 5, which is the highest possible standard! The top rating of ‘5’ means that we were found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.
You can read more about the Food Standards Agency
on their website and why it is such a great acheivment for Food Emporium to get a 5 STAR rating.