Premises are inspected to check they comply with legal requirements. The food hygiene rating given reflects the inspection findings.
The purpose is to allow consumers to make informed choices about the places where they eat out or shop for food, as well as encouraging businesses to improve their hygiene standards.
You can find more information about the Food Hygiene Ratings scheme on their website.
If you would like to find the rating for a particular premises, please use the FSA website.
If you need to tell us about a premises where you suspect poor food hygiene, or if you wish to complain about a local food business, please use this form.