Scores on the doors: What does this mean for your business.

The Food Standards Agency has a statutory objective to protect public health and consumers\’ other interests in relation to food and drink. It is with this objective in mind that they have introduced the Scores on the Doors system.

What is Scores on the Doors?

Scores on the Doors is a hygiene rating system used by local authorities to determine how food outlets store, handle and prepare the food they distribute to the public. Restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and any other food shops are also included in the scheme.

How does it work?

Inspectors from the Food Standards Agency visit premises that supply food to the public and rate them on their standards. The inspection looks at all aspects of what it takes to provide a  good, quality  service to the public and therefore looks at not just food preparation and service but the environment in which it is prepared.

What happens next?

Based on the findings of the inspection the food safety officer from the business\’s local authority will issue a \’hygiene rating\’ the rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality.
Ratings Explained





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SFBB covers the following areas:

  • Cross Contamination – ensuring correct storage as well as the  use of materials and surfaces
  • Cleaning – including canopies, Ventilation  units, work  surfaces  etc
  • Chilling – food storage
  • Cooking – Food preparation and cooking
  • Management – ensuring your business complies with statutory regulations

Hospitality Training Partnership can assist you to meet standards ensuring that your business and environment reflect the expectations of your customers.

Hospitality Training Partnership offers a number of courses and services that can help you to provide a quality service to your customers.

Pathway Group Offer the following training courses:

  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Manufacturing
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Retail
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Catering
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Catering (refresher)
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Manufacturing (refresher)
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Safety for Retail (refresher)
  • NVQ Level 3 Award in Management
  • Apprenticeship Level 3 Management
  • NVQ Level 2 Award in Team Leading
  • Apprenticeship in Team Leading

Hospitality Training Partnership recognise the importance of complying with statutory regulations and keeping abreast of changes that may affect your business, we therefore offer a rolling programme of training and operate contracts for those establishments that require regular cleaning and maintenance, helping your business to remain compliant.

For More Information please contact:
Telephone: 0121 707 0550 / 0800 955 0870 FREE