Food hygiene standards improving in Hinckley and Bosworth

Following a massive round of inspections, nearly all the food businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth have been given top food safety ratings.

Inspectors from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s environmental health team visited 467 food businesses, including cafes, takeaways and restaurants, in 2011. They also took a total of 389 water, food and environmental samples from food businesses in the borough.

At the end of the round of inspections, it was revealed that 87 per cent of the food businesses in the borough achieved a satisfactory or better food hygiene rating. This is considerably up from the 78 per cent figure recorded the previous year.

Of the samples, a total of 77 per cent were found to be satisfactory. This result was about the same as the figure recorded the previous year.

Commenting on the hard work done by local businesses to improve food hygiene training and safety practices, the council’s executive member for the environment, Councillor David Gould, said:

“I would like to thank the many businesses, who have taken officers’ advice on board and raised both food hygiene and health and safety standards in the borough for the benefit of all our residents.”