People looking to take their mums out for a meal on Mother’s day are being urged to check the hygiene ratings of where they are planning to eat.
Stafford Borough Council inspects hundreds of eating out venues across the area to ensure they are up to scratch - with the results displayed at www.food.gov.uk/ratings
Each business is given a food hygiene rating on a scale from 0 to 5 when it is inspected by the Borough Council. The top rating is ‘5’ - which means the hygiene standards are very good. The bottom is ‘0’ - which indicates urgent improvement is required.
The council has given nearly 70 per cent of businesses the highest rating - and 96 per cent of all the businesses in the borough have a satisfactory rating of three or higher. Many outlets display their rating via a certificate or sticker on the premises - but they can also be checked out online.
And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, the council wants people to go online and find out about the hygiene of the local venues.
Information on all eating out places across Stafford Borough can be found at www.food.gov.uk/ratings. You can also check out regulations about allergens in food from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/allergyalerts