FHRS - How the scheme works

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Each food business is given a ‘hygiene rating’ when it is inspected by an Environmental Health Officer. The hygiene rating shows how closely the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.

The risk rating that is given to the business after an inspection is linked to a rating tier in the Scheme. This will appear on the search for hygiene ratings page of the Food Standards Agency website. The public will be able check and compare hygiene ratings before deciding where to eat or shop.

The hygiene ratings

At the end of your inspection, you will be issued a certificate and sticker indicating one of the following hygiene ratings:

  • 0 - Urgent improvement necessary
  • 1 - Major improvement necessary
  • 2 - Improvement necessary
  • 3 - Generally satisfactory
  • 4 - Good
  • 5 - Very Good.

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