The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is reporting a new scheme to ensure that local regulation of food hygiene is consistent at a national level.
From the 1st of October, new Primary Authority legislation has come into force enabling food businesses to form a statutory partnership with one local authority, which then provides “robust and reliable” advice for other local regulators to follow when carrying out inspections or addressing non-compliance.
BHA has created a partnership with Cornwall Council, which is Primary Authority for the catering sector. Together they have devised the first countrywide catering hygiene advice and protection scheme.
The new scheme means that BHA member businesses who opt in and are following the Catering Guide can be assured that they will be held to one consistent hygiene standard.
The guide is recognised by the Food Standards Agency and is included in all BHA membership packages from October 1.
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