We visit all food premises, without prior notification where possible.
We visit higher risk premises more frequently than those in lower risk categories.
If practices or conditions are not satisfactory, we try to resolve the situation informally.
If we need to resort to formal action, we may serve a legal notice, prosecute, or in extreme cases close the business.
Following an inspection most businesses are given a food hygiene rating.
Receiving a food hygiene rating
We notify you of the rating once the inspection is completed or soon after
If no appeal is entered within 21 days after notification, the rating is submitted for publication on the Food Standards Agency website.