Information on food hygiene ratings

Page updated on: 17/01/2024

Information for residents
The Food Hygiene Ratings website lists all the food businesses that have been inspected under the scheme.

The scheme gives customers information about the hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected. The hygiene rating given reflects what the food safety officer finds at the time.

It's not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone so the rating gives you an idea of what's going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors.

All food businesses are given a sticker showing their rating and have a legal duty to display it in a prominent place (such as the front door or window) and at all customer entrances and provide information on their rating verbally if asked.

The ratings range from 5 (very good) down to 0 (urgent improvements necessary).

Food hygiene rating scores

Food hygiene rating scores Rating	Hygiene standards 5 (top)	Very good 4	Good 3	Generally satisfactory 2	Improvement necessary 1	Major investment necessary 0 (bottom)	Urgent improvement necessary

The scheme in Wales is operated in accordance with the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act.