Food businesses win five stars for Falmouth
12:42pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in Business
FOOD businesses in Falmouth and Helston have achieved the highest possible rating in the government’s new hygiene standards Preliminary inspections were carried out as part of Cornwall Council’s official adoption of the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (NFHRS) in Cornwall.
In total, over 90 businesses in Cornwall have been awarded a five star rating, including Kota Kai, Porthleven, alongside the Castle Beach Cafe on Cliff Road in Falmouth.
The national scheme, developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), is designed to provide consistent information to the public on food hygiene. Under the scheme, the premises are inspected and then given a clear zero to five rating which is displayed on a distinctive bright green and black sticker.
During the inspection, the officer will check how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings; and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure that food is safe. Potential customers will also be able to find details of food premises online by logging on to the Food Standard Agency’s website at food.gov.uk/ratings.
Businesses will have the right to appeal to the council if they feel that they have been given an inaccurate rating. Alternatively they can request another inspection 3 months later.
Lance Kennedy, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for community safety and public protection said: “The launch of the FHRS scheme supports the Council’s aim of improving health and wellbeing and shows that Cornwall Council’s public health and protection service is committed to working with the local business community to ensu