Happy and proud to state that we have received another 5 star rating in our Food Standard Agency inspection.
A lot of work goes into ensuring complete and up to date records not only for hygiene and cleaning processes, but full traceability for all ingredients that go into the manufacture of every one of our delicious chocolate goodies. It's a consistent and dedicated daily effort, so hats off to all our fellow businesses that have also strived to successfully achieve these high standards.
giving businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at their premises and online, to enable customers and consumers to make informed choices about where to buy and eat food. The FSA rating ranges from '0 - Urgent improvement required' to '5 - Hygiene standards are very good', and covers food handling, storage, preparation plus the cleanliness of facility and food safety techniques used.
In summary, a food safety officer from the local authority inspects a business to check that it follows food hygiene law so that the food is safe to eat. At the inspection, the officer will check the following three elements:
how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
the physical condition of the business –including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities
how the business manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained. The officer can then assess the level of confidence in standards being maintained in the future