FOOD hygiene will probably be the last thing on couples’ minds for Valentine’s Day.
But Havant Borough Council is encouraging people to take a moment to think about it as they book a romantic meal at a restaurant.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food businesses based on council inspections.
Businesses in the area are rated on a scale ranging from zero which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of five which is ‘very good’.
Cllr David Collins, who oversees environmental health, said: ‘Valentine’s Day is a busy time for restaurants, cafes and pubs and with the majority of food businesses in the Havant area rated three 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.’