The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

19 & 20 OCT 2022


Aim higher on hygiene

Love your rating and more customers will love you too

Is your food hygiene rating holding you back? According to research, over 50% of consumers check the FSA website for a restaurant’s hygiene rating before ordering food.

Follow our 5 point plan

We’ve created a 5 point plan with tips to help your business achieve the highest food hygiene rating, and bring in more orders:

Stock Up: Be properly prepared to succeed

  • Have ‘British Standard’ cleaning products in your cupboards
  • Make sure hand sanitiser is readily available
  • Use colour coded prep equipment, date labels and storage containers

Train Up: Make good habits part of your routine

  • Have your own hygiene policy document — and brief staff 
  • Brief them on personal hygiene, and the need for frequent hand washing
  • Make sure they have clean uniforms

Store Up: Get everything in place for inspection

  • Make sure stored food is covered correctly, with correct date labels
  • Store raw food and read-to-eat food separately
  • Ensure you know the correct temperature for fridges

Wipe Up:  Go over everything again

  • Use two stages of cleaning — detergent, then antibacterial
  • Clean in line with your schedule — surfaces and utensils after every use, ovens weekly, fridges and freezers monthly

Write Up : Stick to the plan and write it down

  • Record every clean on your cleaning schedule 
  • Keep daily records of temperatures of fridges, freezers and food
  • Record staff training and your hygiene policy documents

For more information and resources on improving or maintaining your food hygiene rating check out the Hygiene Hub on our Partner Blog.

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