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Scores on the doors

New rules come into force today (Monday 28th) requiring takeaway food businesses to promote their food hygiene ratings on leaflets and menus which enable customers to order by phone or online.

It is exactly three years since Wales became the first country in the UK to create the scheme.

The Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act 2013 made it compulsory for all food businesses – such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels and supermarkets – to publicly display their rating at their premises.

The scheme has proven extremely successful in driving up hygiene standards.

Latest figures show that over 94% of food businesses in Wales now have a generally satisfactory rating or higher (3 or above), with 62.5% of Welsh food businesses having the highest 5 rating (Very Good).