Merton Council in partnership with the Food Standards Agency is asking couples to check the hygiene of restaurants they may visit for Valentines Day.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food business on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by Merton Council’s environmental health team. Businesses in the area are rated on a scale from 0 which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of 5 which is ‘very good’. In Merton, 82% of restaurants and food places have a rating of 3 or more.
Look out for the green and black food hygiene rating stickers displayed on windows and doors. If you can’t see a sticker, then ask staff or check online at www.food.gov.uk/ratings