Food Hygiene Ratings

I am a Food Business Operator. Can I Appeal against my rating?

Under the legislation the food business operator can appeal within 21 days of receipt of their rating, on one or both of the following grounds:

  • that the rating does not properly reflect the food hygiene standards at the time of the inspection;
  • that the rating criteria were not applied correctly when producing the food hygiene rating.

Appeals must be made on the form prescribed in the legislation, which can be obtained by contacting the food safety section or can be downloaded below.

FHRS Act Appeal Form

Once received the LA has 21 days to determine an appeal. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal.

ID: 1596, revised 12/10/2022