Food Ratings Information

The Food Hygiene Ratings scheme is a national programme from the Food Standards Agency. It helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you clear information about the businesses’ hygiene standards.

We rate all food outlets in the district on a scale of 0-5. Each rating is defined as:

5 – Hygiene standards are very good
4 – Hygiene standards are good
3 – Hygiene standards are generally satisfactory
2 – Some improvement is necessary
1 – Major improvement is necessary
0 – Urgent improvement is required

You can find the ratings for all outlets in the district by visiting the Food Hygiene Ratings website. This will give information for every outlet in the UK and Northern Ireland.

We undertake many food inspections every year. The frequency of inspections on an individual food outlet depends on the potential risk to public health. Businesses that pose a higher risk are inspected more often than businesses that pose a lower risk.

The time between inspections can be as short as six months for the highest risk businesses, to two years for lower risk businesses. Businesses that receive a low rating will generally receive visits more often.

Reporting a problem

You can report any problems you find with a food outlet in our district in one of two ways:

  • Contact us by using the form at the bottom of this page
  • Visit the Food Hygiene reporting page to make your report
Last updated 30 October 2019
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