Food hygiene rating scheme
To help all customers, Bracknell Forest Council takes part in the nationwide scheme to publicise food hygiene ratings following inspections of food premises in this borough. Food outlets such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs are inspected by officers to check that the hygiene standards meet legal requirements. The standards found are then rated from zero (meaning urgent improvement needed) to a top rating of five (very good). Read what Cllr Iain McCracken had to say in our press release New display for hygiene standards when eating out.
All of these ratings can be seen by visiting the Food Standards Agency website. You may also see stickers and certificates at businesses that show this information.
If you have any concerns about food safety at particular premises, please contact customer services on 01344 352000 or email email@example.com.
Catering for Health Award
The Catering for Health Award scheme helps Bracknell’s population maintain and improve their health through access to healthier food choices.
The scheme is run jointly by Bracknell Forest Council and Berkshire East Primary Care Trust, in their commitment to reducing obesity, cardiovascular disease and generally improving the health of our community.
The award recognises those catering businesses that have been assessed as implementing healthier food preparation methods and offering healthy eating options, to consumers across-the-board.
- Catering businesses (PDF, 20kb) in Bracknell Forest who hold the award
- Catering for Health leaflet (PDF, 178kb) - for more information on the scheme.
To express your interest in meeting the demand for healthy food and being rewarded for doing so please telephone customer services on 01344 352000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food safety inspection
Bracknell Forest Council carries out regular checks on all food premises to ensure the public is protected and that high standards are maintained. Inspections take place on a frequency determined by the perceived risk in each premises and ensure that risks have been identified, staff are adequately trained and the condition and cleanliness of the premises meets required standards.
At the time of each inspection businesses are assessed for compliance with food safety controls, cleanliness, suitability of structure and equipment and the ability of the business to maintain good standards.