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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Service Description: The scheme help consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafés, takeaways, hotels and food shops. The scheme also encourage businesses to improve hygiene standards. The overarching aim is to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness.

Also known as:- Score on the Doors

Your FAQ

Question: How often will a restaurant or other food business be given a new rating?

Answer: A new rating is given each time the business is inspected by an environmental health officer from the business’s local authority.
How often inspections take place depends on the risk to people’s health. The greater the risk, the more often the business is inspected.
If the business owner or manager makes improvements to hygiene standards after the first planned inspection it receives after 29th March 2011, the business can ask its local authority for a visit to be carried out before the date of the next planned inspection. This means these improvements can be checked and a new rating could be given.
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