Food hygiene rating scheme launched in Lewes district

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A FOOD hygiene rating scheme is underway in Lewes District to encourage higher standards and inform the public.

All businesses that sell food to the public will receive a hygiene rating that corresponds to how closely the business complies with hygiene law.

The ratings will range from 0 ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to five being ‘very good’.

A dual launch took place at two of the ‘very good’ restaurants including the New Dynasty in Seaford and St George’s Park in Ditchling.

Environmental health manager Tim Albright launched the scheme at the New Dynasty where owner and manager, David Au achieved the maximum rating but used the scheme to ensure that best practice enhanced the business’ performance.

The aim is to help consumers make informed choices about the places they eat and to improve hygiene standards. Ratings can be seen at www.food.gov.uk/ratings and businesses were given posters and stickers to display.