Food hygiene standards rise again

Diners in West Oxfordshire can eat out with confidence thanks to food safety standards rising for a fifth successive year.

Food Safety officers working for West Oxfordshire District Council have been visiting local businesses to ensure legal standards are met, protecting the public from food poisoning.

Each premises receives a food hygiene rating with five stars representing the best and zero the worst.

Since 2015, the number of five star premises has risen from 57 per cent to 84 per cent of the total while those rated from zero to two stars has fallen to two per cent from six per cent.

Cllr Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Standards, said: “The team have worked in partnership with our local businesses to consistently improve food safety performance.

“These latest results show that we are on track to protect public health and consumer confidence, whilst helping local businesses to prosper.”

West Oxfordshire District Council
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