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.

The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law. Businesses are encouraged to display their ratings stickers and certificates at their premises. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality.

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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.

Please contact us using the food safety enquiry form if you require further information on our award schemes.