Tips to achieve a 5-star food hygiene rating

Whether you are new to the food industry, preparing for your first food hygiene inspection, or trying to boost a past food hygiene rating – it shows how serious you are about your business and the service you provide. Here are some tips on how to achieve a 5-star food hygiene rating.

A safe and clean environment is your first step and should be the first area to check and address. The majority of your hygiene rating score is based on cleanliness and structure. Make sure to have a strict cleaning and waste system in place and that you or your employees follow it. Documents regarding food hygiene, safety, staff training, and cleaning schedules are important and should be updated regularly. It is recommended to use a digital method with this as your documents and reports are readily available at the click of a button.

Any food products that you have on your premises should be stored correctly, separately, and in date. Raw and cooked food should also be stored in different places and expiration dates should be displayed clearly. Always make sure food is prepared and cooked in a hygienic and safe manner – with the correct temperatures and conditions. Train employees in food hygiene and safety and make sure they adhere to it. Our Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety course is a quick, and efficient way to achieve this and is accredited by the CPD Group.

Our Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety (catering) course is for those looking to take the next step in their education of food hygiene and is for those who work in the food industry and frequently handle food. Not in the catering industry? We offer this Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety course for other major industries too. Choose an alternative industry from the list below:

Early years: Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety
Schools: Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety
Retail: Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety
Manufacturing: Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety


Visit essentialfoodhygiene.co.uk to find out more.

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