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Food hygiene inspections

If you own a food business and disagree with the rating you have been given, you have 3 options.

Request a re-inspection

If you have fixed all non-compliance issues identified during the inspection, you can request a re-inspection.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme request a revisit form [Word | 90KB]

Appeal a rating

You can appeal within 21 days of receiving your rating by completing our appeals form:

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme appeals form [Word | 90KB]

Respond to a decision (right to reply)

You have a right to reply by explaining the actions you have taken following the inspection or if there were any unusual circumstances at the time of the inspection.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme right to reply form [Word | 92KB]

Publishing a rating early

If your food business has received a new food hygiene rating and you are happy with the decision, you can also request the early publication of a food hygiene rating.