Skip to main content

What are the benefits of achieving a high food hygiene rating?

Scoring highly can improve reputation, increase customer confidence and attract a higher amount of custom.

What is a food hygiene rating reinspection?

Reinspections allow you to request a visit to your business to reinspect compliance with food hygiene law and rerate the score you received on the last food hygiene inspection.

When can I request a reinspection?

You can make one request for a reinspection for each food hygiene inspection when:

  • a three month 'stand still' period has passed since the inspection; and
  • you have carried out the required actions to resolve non-compliances identified in your report at the last inspection.

Request a reinspection

Please note: This is a chargeable service.

What happens next?

Once we have received your form, we will assess whether you have provided enough evidence for a reinspection to take place.

When will you carry out the reinspection?

We will carry out an unannounced inspection within three months of the end of the three month 'stand still' period following the inspection.

Please note: if you were only required to make permanent structural improvements or repairs or to upgrade equipment, we may carry out the revisit sooner.

What will happen to my rating?

We will give you a new food hygiene rating based on the level of compliance that is found at the time of the re-visit. This could either go up, down or stay the same.