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Food Safety

    The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

    Rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by Stafford Borough Council. Businesses in the area are rated on a scale ranging from 0 which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of 5 which is ‘very good’. 

    So, whether you’re reserving a table at that romantic hotspot, the cosy little café, or planning on ordering a takeaway on your way home for a romantic meal, make sure to check the hygiene rating first!

    Look out for the green and black food hygiene rating stickers displayed on windows and doors. If you can’t see a sticker, then ask staff or check online at

    Stafford Borough Council has a legal duty to enforce the Food Safety Act.

    The Food and Safety Team aims to ensure that, in Stafford Borough: -

    • Safe food is produced
    • Food poisoning and infectious diseases are kept to a minimum
    • Safe work places are provided

    The following pages will explain how we operate our Food Safety Service.

    We are committed to: -

    • Being aware of community needs and promoting and protecting their interests.
    • Ensuring we direct services thoughtfully to those needs and treat individuals equally according to their needs.
    • Continuously improving performance.

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