Appeal against a food hygiene rating

Businesses can appeal against the food hygiene rating within 14 days of the rating being issued.

You can contact the food safety officer who inspected your premises to find out the reasons for the rating, or make an appeal in writing.

Right of reply

Businesses can request a comment be added to the a rating on the Food Standards Agency website. The comment could explain mitigating circumstances or actions which have been taken since the inspection.

Request a reassessment

Businesses can request a reassessment of a rating. Only one revisit can be made per inspection.