Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The food hygiene rating given to a business reflects the food hygiene standards found at the time of the inspection by local authority food officers. The hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality. Inspections and visits are undertaken in line with the Food Standards Agency Code of Practice

Most businesses are included in the scheme but some are not, such as low risk premises which only sell pre- wrapped confectionery, manufacturers and processors.

How does the scheme operate?

Food Hygiene Rating for Businesses

How do I appeal against my rating?

Appeal Form - Downloadable Version

How do I request a re-visit?

There is a charge of £137.00 which must accompany any application for a Re-Visit Application.

Once you have submitted your application, a member of our Customer Services Team will contact you to take payment over the telephone. Please ensure you have provided an up-to-date telephone number. Your application cannot be processed until payment has been taken.

Revisit Request Form - Downloadable Version

Right to Reply Form - Downloadable Version

Do I have to display my rating?

Where do I get advice to improve my rating?

Contact the Food Safety Team or telephone 01353 665555.