The food hygiene rating scheme is a Local Authority and Food Standards Agency partnership initiative. The scheme provides consumers with information about hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected by food safety officers from the Council.

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.

Where can I get more information?

You can find more information about the Food Hygiene Ratings scheme on their website.

How can I find out about the rating for a premises?

If you would like to find the rating for a particular premises, please use the FSA website.

How can I report poor hygiene or complain about a food business?

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.