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National Food Hygiene Ratings

Eating out? Getting food in? Find out if a restaurant, takeaway or food shop has good food hygiene standards

We are responsible for inspecting all food establishments within our district, but not all businesses will receive a National Food Hygiene rating only those selling food directly to the public.

The food safety officer inspecting a business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:

  • how hygienically the food is handled
  • the cleanliness and condition of the structure of the building
  • how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings, 0-5. The top rating of '5' means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.

You can find out the Food Hygiene ratings for South Holland businesses at the Food Standards Agency website.

Information for Business

Information for businesses is available on the Food Standards Agency Website regarding appeals, right to reply and requesting a revisit.  You will also receive this information when you receive your rating sticker.  

Requesting a revisit

A charge of £150.00 will be made for this service.  Payment can be made by cheque payable to South Holland District Council and this will need to be included with your application.  If you email your revisit application you will be contacted for payment.

Email foodhs@sholland.gov.uk, for further information.

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