Food inspections, ratings and enforcement

Can I appeal my rating or request a re-rating inspection?

If you operate a food premises, and are not happy with the rating you have been given, you have the right to appeal 

Download an appeal form

The owner/manager of the business also has a right to reply which is different from an appeal. This allows the owner/manager to tell us how you have improved hygiene, or to say if there were unusual circumstances at the time of the inspection. A business’s right to reply will be published online by the local authority with the business’s hygiene rating.

 Download a right to reply form

You can also download the brand standard for the national food hygiene rating scheme which gives more details, together with some background information about the scheme.

If you have any questions, please contact our food safety team on call 01543 308729 for information or email [email protected]