Registering a food business
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Food hygiene ratings
The food hygiene scheme will 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. When you eat out or shop for food, you might see a sticker in the window or on the door, or a certificate on display, showing you the hygiene rating for that business. Businesses are encouraged to display these stickers and certificates at their premises in a place where you can easily see them when you visit.
Search for hygiene ratings of businesses in this area.
The scheme is new. This means not all businesses in an area running the scheme will have a rating yet. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality.
Heartbeat Award Scheme
Warwick District Council’s Food Safety Team recognises excellence in local food businesses by running the nationally recognised Heartbeat Award Scheme.
The scheme is initiated by an unannounced routine food hygiene inspection and relates to food businesses which prepare and serve high risk foods. The award is valid from inspection to inspection and will be removed if standards are found to have slipped.
The following criteria apply:
Heartbeat Awards including the Younger at Heart Award for the elderly and Kinder Heart Award for the under 5s
Excellent or very good standards for food hygiene and safety and structure
Documented HACCP* or food safety management systems
Trained food handlers who also receive regular refresher training
Healthy food choices (low fat, high fibre, low sugar choices, fruit and vegetables and healthy cooking techniques)
100% Smoke free environment
* HACCP is a systematic way of ensuring safe food.
Search the current list of Heartbeat Award Holders. Please contact us if you require further information on our Award Schemes.
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