This is traditionally the busiest time of year for the catering industry as we rush out to enjoy a meal with our friends and loved ones over the Christmas period.
Why not reward businesses that work hard to maintain high food hygiene standards and check out their scores online.
Food hygiene ratings are a superb indication of how dedicated a restaurant, hotel or food outlet is to food safety and sanitation. Every time Environmental Health inspect a food business the business receives a score of between 0 (urgent improvement needed) and 5 (very good). A score of 3 means they are broadly compliant with legislation.
Look out for the Food Hygiene Rating sticker. If a business is doing well they will usually be proudly displaying the sticker somewhere on their premises, and if you spot a hygiene problem please report it to Environmental Health.