At the moment, the restaurants in England have the option to choose whether or not to display their rating sticker on their front door. The hygiene ratings are the result of the kitchen’s cleanliness and their methods of food and hygiene managements. Wales is the only place that is currently compulsory to have this and Northern Ireland is looking to follow their step. There has been a debate that ratings should be mandatory across the UK.
An inspector mentioned that restaurants who have at least a score of 2-3 stars were told to improve their hygiene standards. Premises with low scores are allowed to continue to operate without customers knowing this matter. A further inspection from BBC proves that there has been evidence found of mouse, dirty dishes, floors, and greasy surfaces. Businesses found with such proof were forced to shut down. The inspector thought that this issue seems unfair on both public and other businesses who have good ratings.
According to the Food Standard Agency, there are at least 60,000 restaurants which have a score of 1-3 stars (below average). A city mayor from Leicester recommended that scores should be available to see so that customers have a choice and this way it could motivate owners to level up their standards.
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