A business is given one of these six ratings:
All businesses should be able achieve the top rating of 5.
Where a business does not achieve the top rating, the food safety officer will explain to the person that owns or manages the business what improvements are needed.
Business owners and managers can find out more about what they need to do to achieve the highest rating in the leaflet at the bottom of this page.
Businesses are also given a window sticker showing their rating and are encouraged to display these at their premises in places where you can easily see them when you visit. Display is voluntary at the moment.
A charge of £172.70 will be made for a requested re-visit to re-assess a food hygiene rating.