||<p>The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is operated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in
partnership with local authorities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p><p>Food
businesses covered by the scheme are provided with stickers showing their rating.
Those in Wales and Northern Ireland are already required by law to display the stickers
at their premises, while those in England are encouraged to do so.</p><p>The case
for extending mandatory display to England is being finalised by the FSA for ministerial
consideration and ultimately cross-Government approval.</p><p>For businesses offering
online ordering of food, legislation requiring provision of the rating at the point
of choice is expected to be introduced in Northern Ireland once the Assembly is back
in operation.</p><p>In Wales, the FSA and Welsh Government are working to address
a FSA recommendation to the National Assembly for Wales to explore the introduction
of a similar requirement for businesses in Wales that use online food ordering platforms.
Proposals will be presented to Welsh Ministers in due course.</p><p>For England, provision
of food hygiene ratings online will be considered in the case being finalised for