David Crausby MP is calling on the Government to put the scores on the doors when it comes to food hygiene ratings.
Earlier this year Bolton residents were shocked to find that 19 food outlets across the borough have a zero hygiene rating and over 100 were rated level one. The information was published on the Government’s website scoresonthedoors.co.uk and made public by The Bolton News.
David Crausby, who represents Bolton North East, is calling for measures to improve public awareness of hygiene ratings.
Mr Crausby said: “We shouldn’t be surprised when the local newspaper tells us about the scores of the takeaway we’ve been to recently because we all recognise the green sticker that shows the hygiene rating. If you saw a zero or a one score then maybe you’d think twice.
“There are no rules that says businesses need to display their rating, so we often only notice the good scores and have to go hunting online to find the rest. I think we should make it compulsory to put the scores on the doors.”
Mr Crausby has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on the Government to follow the example of the Welsh Parliament and introduce measures that would make it compulsory for all food outlets to display their hygiene rating at the entrance to their premises.
MPs can add their name to the motion to show their support and add extra pressure on the Government to take action on this issue
Source- David Crausby MP
Further Reading –
EDM 566 can be found HERE
The original Bolton News article can be found HERE