High risk firms may miss an Inspection due to COVID-19

The highest risk businesses could miss one of their inspections to catch-up with local authority backlogs due to the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Food hygiene intervention frequencies for these Category A companies are usually every six months, compared to 12 months for those in the second highest bracket and two years for lower risk businesses. These A-rated premises include businesses with a history of hygiene or compliance problems; those supplying vulnerable groups, such as care homes or children; firms with many customers; and those handling raw meat or involved in processes with a high danger of contamination.


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