New Forest District Council is now participating in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). The scheme helps local people and visitors to our area to make informed choices about where to eat out or shop for food by providing information about the standards of hygiene found at the time of inspection by officers from Environmental Health. This informed choice gives recognition to businesses that meet the standards required and provides an incentive to improve to those that do not. The overarching aim is to protect public health. These ratings are published on the Food Standards Agency's website at www.food.gov.uk/ratings and there are also mobile phone apps. Businesses are provided with stickers/certificates showing their rating and encouraged to display these at their premises. There are six FHRS ratings on a numerical scale ranging from '0' at the bottom to '5' at the top.
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If you would like to contact this Department in relation to any of the areas of our work - food hygiene and safety, workplace health and safety, food poisoning, animal welfare, smokefree legislation or caravan site licensing, please fill in the service request form below.
The following links direct you to the areas of our work where more detailed advice and information is available
Contact us: Environmental Health Team Tel: 02380 285230.