Food hygiene ratings
Find out if a restaurant, takeaway or food business has good food hygiene standards.
How the scheme works
Our inspector visits a food business to see how closely the business meets food hygiene law. The inspector considers:
- how hygienically food is handled
- the condition and cleanliness of the buildings
- what is done to make sure food is safe
The inspector will give the business one of six ratings.
|Food hygiene rating||What the rating means|
||Major improvement necessary
||Urgent improvement necessary
Following the inspection, businesses are given a sticker with their rating. Look out for these when you visit a food business.
The Food hygiene ratings scheme is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (external website).