Food hygiene ratings

Most, but not all, food businesses get a food hygiene rating.

Ratings are allocated by inspectors following their inspection of the business.

Ratings range from 0 to 5, with 5 being the best.

  • 5 = very good
  • 4 = good
  • 3 = generally satisfactory
  • 2 = improvement necessary 
  • 1 = major improvement necessary 
  • 0 = urgent improvement necessary 

Once we've inspected your premises, we'll give you a sticker stating your food hygiene rating.

You should display this where customers can see it before they come in to your premises, ideally in a window.

Your rating will also appear on the FSA website

Contact us if you need advice on improving your food hygiene rating.