The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by local authority food safety officers.
Customers can check these ratings online or looking for the hygiene rating sticker before you eat out.
Businesses are rated on a scale ranging from 0 which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of 5 which is ‘very good’.
Cllr Val Slater, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, said:
“Planning the perfect Valentine’s date can be stressful enough. The last thing you want on your mind before that special date is whether the place you choose is hygienic or not. There’s nothing romantic about food poisoning.”
“You can’t tell a restaurant’s hygiene standards by how clean and tidy their staff look or how romantic the setting is. But at least the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme can take one worry off your mind.”
You can go online to the Food Standard Agency’s website – www.food.gov.uk/ratings – to choose one of the 92% of restaurants and cafes in Bradford with a rating of 3 or above. If you can’t see one just ask the business.