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Food Hygiene Ratings

Search for hygiene ratings on the Food Standards Agency website.

National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

When you eat out - in a restaurant, from a take away or anywhere else, you want to know the food you're eating is safe. So we operate a scheme to give customers at-a-glance information about hygiene standards in food businesses.

Which businesses are given a rating?

We rate restaurants, takeaways, cafes, sandwich shops, pubs, hotels, food mobiles, supermarkets and other retail food outlets, as well as any other business where consumers can eat or buy food.

Businesses will be given a rating certificate they can choose to display - you should be able to see one in the window, on the door or displayed somewhere prominent inside.

How do we calculate a rating?

One of our qualified inspectors will do a food hygiene inspection.  We will then give businesses a rating for the standards of hygiene found at that time. These include:

  • How hygienically the food is handled – safe food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
  • The condition of the structure of the premises – cleanliness, repair, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • How food safety is managed and documented – using systems such as ‘Safer Food Better Business’ or equivalent.

What do the scores mean?

  • 5 - conditions are very good
  • 4 - conditions are good
  • 3 - conditions are generally satisfactory
  • 2 - improvement is necessary
  • 1 - major improvement is necessary
  • 0 - urgent improvement is necessary

How do I find out the ratings of food businesses in North West Leicestershire?

You can look up a food premises in North West Leicestershire - such as your favourite restaurant, café or takeaway here:

Search for hygiene ratings on the Food Standards Agency website.

Scores given are based on conditions found at the time of inspection and changes may have occurred at the premises since this date.

Run a food business?

Find out more about the system in our business pages

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