This section tells businesses more about how the food hygiene scheme works, the appeals process and what businesses are included within the scheme.
The food hygiene rating scheme makes it easier for consumers to choose places with good hygiene standards when they are eating out or shopping for food. The food hygiene rating tells them about the hygiene standards in food businesses.
All ratings will be displayed on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website. The premises may also display a sticker showing the rating score.
The Food Standards Agency website can provide further information.
Food Standards Agency (external website)
The scheme works by issuing a food business with a score of between 0 to 5 after it has had a food hygiene inspection. The scores are classified as:
0 - urgent improvement necessary 1 - major improvement necessary 2 - improvement necessary 3 - generally satisfactory 4 - good 5 - very good
The scheme generally includes businesses supplying food directly to the final consumer. Examples include:
If you wish to know which businesses are excluded or exempt from the scheme please click on the pdf document below.
Issue of Food Focus 21 (pdf 858kb opens in new window)
The food services team have published a food advice note about the food hygiene rating scheme for food business operators within the East Riding. Advice note (pdf 93kb opens in a new window)
If you wish to take further action after your business has been inspected under the scheme you are advised to read the above advice note and if necessary complete the relevant form listed below:
Request For Re-visit Form (pdf 53kb opens in new window)
Right To Reply Form (pdf 48kb opens in new window)
Appeal Form (pdf 52kb opens in new window)
If you are a consumer you can find more information by visiting our consumer pages.