Wyre Council

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

For Businesses

The scheme will be a good advertisement for businesses that comply with food hygiene law - good food hygiene rating is good for business.
It's already a legal requirement for businesses to meet hygiene regulations.
Having the six different ratings gives businesses room to improve.

For Consumers

An example of a Very Good and an Urgent Improvement information poster

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme enables you to make an informed choice about where you choose to eat out or shop for food, as it gives you an idea of what's going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors. 

You can view the rating of the place where you choose to eat or shop by checking the sticker in the window, the certificate on display inside the premises or by going to the

Food Standards Agency website

How are the ratings worked out?

After a premises has been inspected an overall number rating, from zero (the worst) to five (the best) is awarded, based on food standards found at the time of inspection in the following three areas:-

Compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures.
Compliance with structural requirements.
Confidence in management control/procedures.

The rating does not reflect the quality of food or the standard of service provided to customers.

Find out the Rating of your local food premises

How are the ratings worked out?

After a premises has been inspected an overall number rating, from zero (the worst) to five (the best) is awarded, based on food standards found at the time of inspection in the following three areas:-

  • Compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures.
  • Compliance with structural requirements.
  • Confidence in management control/procedures.

The rating does not reflect the quality of food or the standard of service provided to customers.

Safeguards for food businesses

In order to ensure that the scheme is fair to businesses, it has been designed to include a number of safeguards. These are: an appeal procedure; a 'right to reply', and an opportunity to request a re-visit when improvements have been made in order to be reassessed for a new rating. Information for food businesses about these different safeguards is provided in the various documents within the download list below.

Forms

Please use the list of forms below where you will find printer friendly versions of the forms:

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