Food Law News - UK - 2012

FSA News item, 28 May 2012

HYGIENE - First Food Hygiene Rating Scores (FHRS) mandatory scheme in the UK to operate in Wales

New proposals requiring food businesses such as restaurants, takeaways and supermarkets in Wales to display food hygiene ratings at their premises, are outlined today by the Welsh Government as it introduces its Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill. It is designed to provide consumers with better access to information about where they eat or buy food and raise food hygiene practices among businesses.

Introduction of a mandatory food hygiene rating scheme is a commitment in the Welsh Government’s ‘Programme for Government’ and would be the UK’s first compulsory scheme. The Food Standards Agency has worked closely with the Welsh Government on its proposals to introduce this legislation.

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