Working in partnership to ‘protect your plate’
During Food Safety Week (4 to 10 June) the council, in partnership with the Food Standards Agency, is raising awareness of food hygiene ratings and the work that goes into protecting consumers’ plates
The vast majority of food businesses in Kingston and Sutton (93%) are ranked ‘generally satisfactory’, ‘good’ or ‘very good’ under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
Nathan Vear, Interim Head of Shared Environmental Service from the Royal Borough of Kingston said:
“We have a dedicated team that work hard to ensure that food is safe in the Royal Borough of Kingston and Sutton, so that residents and visitors can dine out with peace of mind.
“Research shows that food hygiene when eating out is the UK’s number one food safety concern, so we are really pleased that the majority of our local food businesses hold a rating of 3 or above.”
Angela Towers, Head of the Food Hygiene Rating Team at the Food Standards Agency said:
“We work in partnership with the Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service, and their expert Environmental Health Officers, to ensure people can trust that the food they buy and the meals they eat are safe.
“Our Food Hygiene Rating Scheme empowers the public to make informed decisions about where to buy and eat food, and it is also proved hugely effective in driving up standards in food businesses across the country.”
How clean is your plate?
Whether you’re eating out or dining in, you can find the hygiene ratings for all your favourite food outlets online.