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What are Food Hygiene Ratings

FoodHygieneRatings.me.uk is a leading resource to find the Food Hygiene Rating of businesses who serve food. The food hygiene ratings have two types as shown below. English, Welsh and Northern Ireland use the one on the left, Scotland use the one to the right.

You should see these displayed prominently at the premises that serves food. However, this is not compulsory and some premises that have low scores choose not to display their rating. If you do not see a rating, it may be advisable to ask what the rating of the premises is. This allows you to make an informed judgement on whether to eat there or not. Not displaying the rating could mean that the premises has not yet been rated. However, in many cases the standard may be poor and showing the rating could be detrimental to their business and indicate improvement is needed in all areas of hygiene or food storage.

Food Hygiene Rating for Englad, Wals and Northern Ireland Food Hygiene Information Scheme for Scotland

Food Hygiene Ratings encourage business to store food properly and keep kitchen areas and equipment clean and the Food Hygiene Rating given reflects the standards of food hygiene on the date of inspection by the local authority. Many businesses who are given lower ratings often follow advice and put immediate steps in place to improve. Therefore, Food Hygiene Ratings can sometimes be misleading. Sometimes, you should talk to premises that serve food and make your own judgement.

Food Hygiene Ratings apply to restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat at and the scheme is run by local authorities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

Ratings are updated every within 7days to ensure that the Food Hygiene Rating shown for each place is as accurate as possible on our website.

You can report any problems with our Food Hygiene Ratings service by clicking here.

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