Hygiene rating mandatory for reopening closed hotels in Kerala 

Rajesh George

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Kochi: In the wake of the rising food poisoning incidents, the state food safety department has made hygiene rating mandatory for reopening units, including hotels and restaurants, which were shut down for violating safety guidelines.

As per the department’s directive, such establishments will be allowed to operate only after obtaining a hygiene rating certificate within three months.


  • Inspections will be conducted to ensure whether all employees possess medical certificates.
  • Clean drinking water will be ensured in all food establishments.
  • All employees shall be given training by the food safety department.
  • An agency, appointed by the food safety department, will inspect the restaurants and eateries. After which, hygiene rating certificates will be issued.

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