Reminder: We are changing how you can access Food Hygiene Rating Scheme data
This is a reminder that if you use the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) application programming interface (API) version 1 (v1), you will need to switch to the new domain name by 3 March 2023.
Does this change affect me?
If you use the FHRS application programming interface (API) version 1 (v1) to access our data for your website or software, you might need to make changes. Please read the details below.
The Food Standards Agency is updating the way you can access the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) application programming interface (API) version 1 (v1).
If you use FHRS API v1 you will need to switch over to the new domain name (api1-ratings.food.gov.uk). The rest of the existing URL structure will stay the same, the only change is to the domain name.
For example, if you currently use API v1 to receive data for the business type ‘schools/college/universities’, you could use the URL https://ratings.food.gov.uk/enhanced-search/en-GB/%5E/%5E/Relevance/784…
This will change to https://api1-ratings.food.gov.uk/enhanced-search/en-GB/%5E/%5E/Relevanc…
Please note any bookmarks or links you have saved will need to be updated.
You can continue to access the API using the current domain (ratings.food.gov.uk) until 3 March 2023.
We are making this change as part of our service infrastructure modernisation.
About the FHRS API v1
The application programming interface allows developers access to the underlying food hygiene rating data published at ratings.food.gov.uk.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Published: 12 January 2023
Last updated: 19 January 2023