Scores on the Doors
Food Hygiene Ratings

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Discover the food hygiene ratings of your favourite pubs, clubs, cafes, take-aways, deliveries and restaurants. Scores on the Doors has all 599,088 food establishments listed in the UK

Are your local take-away's chips up to scratch?

Fancy a curry but want to avoid a dodgy tummy?

Check out premises which qualify for the new Elite scheme.

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Information last updated 14th October 2021

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Do you own a food or catering business?
We offer more than just hygiene rating scores

From food hygiene certification and approved online training to handy guides on how to improve ratings. Find out more below.

Digital Inspections
Digital Inspections

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Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate

Accepted by your local authority. EHO-Approved Online Training from £20+VAT

Free Guides and Training
Free Guides & Training

Improve your compliance with the help of expert advice; training; free tips and guides.

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Gain & Maintain a Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating

A simple, easy to use, food safety compliance audit app, designed for both single and multi site operations.

Do you own a food or catering business?
We offer more than just hygiene rating scores

Digital Inspections
Digital Inspections

Do you conduct inspections or audits? Securely schedule visits; upload digital documentation and capture annotated HD photographic evidence

Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate

Accepted by your local authority. EHO-Approved Online Training from £20+VAT

Free Guides and Training
Free Guides & Training

Improve your compliance with the help of expert advice; training; free tips and guides.

Improve your listing
Gain & Maintain a Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating

A simple, easy to use, food safety compliance audit app, designed for both single and multi site operations.

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Why food hygiene ratings matter?

A 2020 scientific review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occurs every year in the UK. This is up from the 2009 estimate of approximately one million.

Never underestimate how useful it is to know the 'scores on the doors'

We worked with the Food Standards Agency to standardise the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in 2011, which helps the public decide where to eat out, or buy food. The ratings provide clear data about hygiene standards achieved at the last inspection. Businesses are awarded a score of 0-5.

Food Standards Scotland operates a Pass or Improvement required scheme with an additional Eat Safe award for those which exceed legal standards.

Inspections are carried out regularly by a Environmental Health Officer from the business's local council.

The EHO will examine and assess:

  • The kind of food being handled
  • Physical condition of the premises
  • Ventilation, cleanliness, pest control and facilities
  • All processes carried out before food is processed or sold to customers
  • If and how hygiene standards are being upheld

And they even look at the types of customers frequenting the business, e.g. vulnerable groups.

What the 'scores on the doors' mean?

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
Food Hygiene Information Scheme

In Northern Ireland and Wales food businesses must display their current sticker in a prominent position.

Legislation to require this in England is in the process of becoming law.

Food Standards Agency definitions are :

  1. Hygiene standards are very good
  2. Hygiene standards are good
  3. Hygiene standards are generally satisfactory
  4. Some improvement is necessary
  5. Major improvement is necessary
  6. Urgent improvement is required
Food Hygiene Information Scheme

In Scotland there are no current plans to make display compulsory.

Food Standards Scotland definitions are :

  • Pass and Eat Safe
  • Pass
  • Improvement Required
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The Scottish Eat Safe Award makes it easy for consumers to know which restaurants, cafés, takeaways and food shops strive for exceptional food hygiene standards and go above and beyond the legal requirement.

The Award is open to all types of food outlets, from casual cafés to five star restaurants. Outlets are assessed by their Local Authority Food Safety Officer for the award during their regular food hygiene inspections.

Both the FHRS and FHIS schemes are based on the conditions found on the day the inspector visited. Only the results of the latest inspection are published.

Taking inspiration from the original Danish scheme, we have decided to make a discretionary award to businesses who have demonstrated consistent achievement at the highest level – the Elite award. This is awarded automatically to specific types* of businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland whose latest inspections have achieved three consecutive maximum (FHRS5) ratings. Please note, the award does not apply in Scotland as FSS have their own Eat Safe award for top performing businesses.

At this point we must stress that in no way should the lack of an Elite award, question in any way, the compliance of a business who have already achieved the top rating. For many it could just mean they haven’t been in business long enough to have had enough inspections since their first registration. Even before the pandemic extended inspection visit timescales, the time between visits for many 5 star businesses (depending on its size and type) could expected to be up to 2 years. So to build up a record of 3 consecutive inspections could therefore take at least 4 years, under the same ownership.

Please see our FAQ section for more details of how, when and where the award is calculated.

If you are an Elite qualifying food business and would like to obtain your sticker and certificate, these can be ordered directly from this site by navigating to the page displaying your full details. (example)

*See FAQ for details

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