A rating of 5 means that conditions are very good
A rating of 4 means that conditions are good
A rating of 3 means that conditions are generally satisfactory
A rating of 2 means that improvement is necessary
A rating of 1 means that major improvement is necessary
A rating of 0 means that urgent improvement is necessary
Check the food hygiene rating of a business before you eat.
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
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Following food hygiene inspection the businesses will be given a rating for the standards of hygiene found at that time. These include:
It is a good idea to speak informally first of all to the food safety officer that undertook the inspection of your premises as this will help you to understand how your rating was worked out and to see if still want to appeal it. If you are still unsatisfied you must make your appeal in writing within 21 days of being notified about your food hygiene rating. This period includes weekends and public holidays. To appeal complete and return the form- Appeal a food hygiene rating [243kb] by email to email@example.com or by post to Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT. You may also wish to visit the Food Standards Agency for more information on making an appeal.
Businesses wanting a re-visit to revise a rating should put a request in writing to the food safety officer that undertook the inspection of your premises. Please complete and return the request a re-visit [146kb] form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT.
You must explain what actions you have taken on the issues raised at your last inspection and you should include supporting evidence, for example, receipts or photographs to show that work has been completed. Failure to supply sufficient evidence could result in refusal of your request.