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Food hygiene rating scheme

Find out about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafés, takeaways, hotels, and other places you like to go to eat out, as well as supermarkets and other food shops.

The Food Hygiene Ratings websiteOpens new window lists all the food businesses that have been inspected under the scheme. 

The scheme gives you information about the hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected by one of our food safety officers to check that they are meeting legal requirements on food hygiene. The hygiene rating given reflects what the officer finds at the time.

It's not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone so the rating gives you an idea of what's going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors. 

Food hygiene ratings
Food hygiene ratings sticker
All food businesses are given a sticker showing their rating and have a legal duty to display it in a prominent place (such as the front door or window) and at all customer entrances and provide information on their rating verbally if asked. 

The ratings range from 5 (very good) down to 0 (urgent improvements necessary).

The scheme in Wales is operated in accordance with the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act but the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme also runs in England and Northern Ireland, with the ratings being based on the same information.

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