'Local' food hygiene rating schemes in the UK
Some different 'local' food hygiene rating schemes are still operating in some areas. These schemes, which also provide consumers with information about hygiene standards in food outlets, are not part of the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland.
The ‘local’ schemes vary – in their scope (types of businesses they cover), the scoring/rating system used (number of tiers and associated symbols and descriptors) and policy as regards re-inspections and re-visits for the purposes of re-scoring/re-rating. Additionally, some ‘local’ schemes provide certificates and stickers for voluntary display by businesses at their premises, but many ‘local’ schemes are web-based only.
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On this page you will find links to the local authorities in England that are currently publishing hygiene ratings on their website. This page will be updated to reflect the latest situation. Links to local authorities running the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) can be found at www.food.gov.uk/ratings.
All 22 Welsh local authorities have implemented the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and are displaying ratings for businesses in their area.
Scottish consumers can see how well food businesses in their area have fared in their last food hygiene inspection.
In Northern Ireland some District Councils are currently operating 'scores on the doors' schemes. These schemes are not part of the Food Standards Agency's national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme run in Northern Ireland, England and Wales, or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland.