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 565,590 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?

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Information last updated 2nd December 2020

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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

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.

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

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

Food Standards Scotland definitions are :

  • Pass and Eat Safe
  • Pass
  • Improvement Required
Helping the leading organisations below to achieve the highest food hygiene standards: