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Food Hygiene Rating scheme

About the scheme

The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme gives food businesses a hygiene rating of between 0 and 5 based their last Food Safety inspection. The aim is to give the public information about the hygiene standard of food premises in Bury but also to encourage improvements in standards. Initially all the food pubs, hot and cold food takeaways, cafes, restaurants and hotels are included in the scheme.

About the scoring

A business can be given one of these hygiene ratings.

5 = Very Good
4 = Good
3 = Generally satisfactory
2 = Improvement necessary
1 = Major improvement necessary
0 = Urgent improvement necessary.

How do I check the ratings for a food business?

You will find a link on the right-hand side of this page to the Food Standards Agency website where you can check the rating of any catering business and find out more about the scheme.

Guidance on safeguards and standard forms for businesses

In order to ensure that the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is fair to businesses, it has been designed to include a number of safeguards. These are an appeal procedure, a 'right to reply' and an opportunity to request a re-visit when improvements have been made. There is also an 'opt in' form for 'exempt' businesses that supply consumers but have not been routinely given a food hygiene rating.

Visit the Food Standards Agency website for information on the safeguards and to download the standard forms. Please return completed forms to

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