Eat out with confidence as food safety improves
Release date: 29 May 2019
Food businesses within the Cotswolds are celebrating as standards of food safety rise for a fifth consecutive year. Food Safety officers, working for Cotswold District Council, have been visiting local businesses to ensure legal standards are met, protecting the public from food poisoning.
Following a visit from an officer, each premises receives a food hygiene star rating – ranging from 0 stars for the poorest to 5 stars for the best performing. Since 2015 the number of fully compliant 5 star premises in the District has increased from 46% to 71%, whilst the number of poorer performing (0 to 2 star) premises has reduced from 10% to 4%.
Matt Kirby, Environmental Services Business Manager said,
“The team has worked in partnership with our local businesses to consistently improve food safety performance. These latest results show that we are on track to protect public health and consumer confidence, whilst supporting local businesses to prosper.”
CDC Cabinet Member for Environmental Health issues Cllr Andrew Doherty added,
“Congratulations to all involved in helping to raise food safety standards across the District and enabling residents and visitors to dine out with greater peace of mind. Research shows that, when eating out in the UK, food safety is the highest priority for consumers - so I am pleased that the vast majority of our local food businesses are rated so highly.”
For more information about the Council’s food safety ratings see /business/business-services/food-safety-hygiene/food-hygiene-rating-scheme-for-businesses/