Information for consumers
To help consumers better understand the food safety standards within food businesses, Bracknell Forest Council takes part in the nationwide scheme to publicise food hygiene ratings.
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 5 (very good).
You can view ratings for Bracknell Forest Borough premises on the Food Standards Agency website. All relevant food outlets are also given a sticker that they can display to show the rating.
Information for businesses
The scheme has various safeguards to help make sure all food outlets are treated fairly. These include a right to:
- appeal if they think the rating is wrong or unfair (this must be done within 14 days of the date of the notification)
- request a rescore if improvements are made to hygiene standards
- have a reply published on the ratings website, to explain what went wrong (this may be edited to removed any inappropriate language or comments)
Any requests must be in writing using the relevant form. We would strongly encourage any businesses to get in touch first in order to help understand how the ratings was worked out. Use the contact details on your inspection report, call Customer Services on 01344 352000, or use our enquiry form.
More information about these safeguards is on the Food Standards Agency’s website.
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 by Bracknell Forest Council, Slough Borough Council and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. They are committed to reducing obesity and 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 for Health businesses is a list of businesses in Bracknell Forest who hold the award.