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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

When we inspect a food business - such as a pub, restaurant, takeaway, sandwich shop, hotel, supermarket- we give it a star rating from zero to five (five being the best) on their standards of food hygiene.

We also give each business a window sticker to display their rating - look out for it before eating there.

The scheme looks into the following things:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – safe food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
  • the condition of the structure of the premises – cleanliness, repair, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how food safety is managed and documented – using a system such as Safer food, better business or Safe Catering

The ratings are:

  • 5 - very good
  • 4 - good
  • 3 - generally satisfactory
  • 2 - improvement necessary
  • 1 - major improvement necessary
  • 0 - urgent improvement necessary

More information about the scheme

You can find more information about the scheme from the Food Standards Agency website .

Find a food hygiene rating

As well as having a sticker to display the rating, all scores are available via the Food Standards Agency website and its searchable register.

Find a food hygiene rating

If you download our app , you can search the register via it when you are out and about.

Appealing a decision

If you do not agree with our inspection results or the Food Hygiene Rating we have given your business, you can appeal the decision.

Find out more on the Food Standards Agency website .

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