The Food Standards Agency has released updates on how our local authorities are progressing with the launch of the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme. It looks like good progress so far with 180 local authorities publishing over 140,000 ratings from 0 (urgent improvement required) to 5 (very good standards of food hygiene). Now it just needs rolling out properly to the general public, to encourage them to read the ratings, base at least part of their eating out decision on it, and thus to perpetuate the food safety message.

Banoffee tart box. New York Cheesecake inside. New EU Food Labelling Regulations