Chance to improve hygiene ratings will cost Rotherham food premises

By Gareth Dennison | 17/01/2018

Chance to improve hygiene ratings will cost Rotherham food premises

FOOD premises aiming to improve their hygiene rating will be able to pay £150 for a re-inspection.

Rotherham Borough Council will introduce the charge for venues to be revisited within three months.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme — known as Scores on the Doors — gives a mark from zero up to five for standards at 1,956 borough premises.

Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Cabinet member for community safety, said: “It’s beneficial to the businesses as they will get a revisit within three months. 

“The requests tend to fit two categories. There’s those that get very low ratings, zeroes and ones, and want to improve on that because it impacts on their business.

“Also, there’s those at the other end who maybe get threes or fours and want to achieve a five, again because it’s good for their reputation.”

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