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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Service Description: The scheme help consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafés, takeaways, hotels and food shops. The scheme also encourage businesses to improve hygiene standards. The overarching aim is to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness.

Also known as:- Score on the Doors

Your FAQ

Question: What has happened to the stars?

Answer: When the Isle of Wight Council switched to the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in March 2011, it adopted the common way of displaying ratings, which is a numerical scale between 0 meaning ‘Urgent Improvement Necessary’ and 5 meaning ‘Very Good’. The selection of numbers and descriptors was based on consumer research which took place in April of 2010 across the country. - Related Link

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