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Environment Portfolio: National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Decision Made By: Councillor Mike Tonkin
Date Decision Made: 27 July 2011
Date of Publication: 27 July 2011
Decision Reference Numbers: Env_2_7_11
Call in period ends 3 August 2011 at 5pm
Implementation date (if not called-in) 4 August 2011


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To be completed by the decision maker:

Decision Reference Number Env_2_7_11
Subject Matter: National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
Date Decision Made 27 July 2011
Portfolio: Environment
Decision made by: Councillor M Tonkin
Interests Declared:  

The Portfolio Holder approves:

The move from the existing 'Scores on the Doors' food hygiene rating scheme to the Food Standard Agency's national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, to be implemented from 1 April 2012; and

The acceptance of the award of £13,515.24 grant funding from the Food Standards Agency for 'start up' and 'pre launch activities' required for the implementation of the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

The Director of Corporate and Legal Services is authorised to sign on behalf of the Council 'The Agreement' to accept the grant funding from the Food Standards Agency.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Economy
Reports and Background Papers Considered Report TS83-11 of the Director of Technical Services.  'The Agreement' and associated Annex documents A - D relating to the offer of grant funding to implement the nFHRS.
Reasons for Decision The nFHRS will help ensure consistency for businesses and clarity for consumers across local author.
Summary of Options Rejected:

To decline the grant award.

To retain the existing local scheme.

Urgent Decision not Subject to Call In No
Consent of Chairman/Vice-Chairman to Urgency  
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