Make sure it’s an Egg-cellent Easter Meal out

Date: 3 Apr, 2017

People looking to treat the family to a meal out over the Easter period are being urged to check the quality of where they are planning to eat to avoid a nasty after taste from their food.

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 886 businesses - which is almost 72 per cent - the highest rating and 96 per cent of all the businesses in the borough have a satisfactory rating of 3 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 Easter Weekend approaching, the Council wants people to go online and find out about the hygiene of the local venues.

Howard Thomas, Head of Environment at the Borough Council said: “One of our top priorities is the health and wellbeing of our community and we don’t want a special occasion to leave a nasty after taste due to illness. So please take the time to check the food hygiene ratings before eating out.”

Information on all eating out places across Stafford Borough can be found at www.food.gov.uk/ratings

Press Release No 5333

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