LOVEBIRDS are being encouraged to check a food standards website before booking their Valentine’s Day meal.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by Denbighshire Council.
Businesses are rated on a scale ranging from 0 which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of 5 which is ‘very good’ and a total of 735 eateries in county have been given a rating of 3 or more.
Cllr David Smith, cabinet lead member with responsibility for Food Safety, said: “Valentine’s Day is a busy time for our local restaurants, cafes and pubs and with the majority of food businesses in the Denbighshire area rated 3 or above.
"The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme makes it easier for everyone to choose to eat their romantic meals in places where food hygiene is taken seriously."
Green and black food hygiene rating stickers are displayed on windows and doors and you can visit www.food.gov.uk/ratings for more details.