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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) makes it easier for consumers to choose places with good hygiene standards when they're eating out or shopping for food.

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The food hygiene rating tells customers about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and other places they go to for food, such as lunch clubs or sports venues.

Businesses are given a hygiene rating between 0-5 following an inspection. The hygiene rating depends on the standards of hygiene found at the time of the inspection. 

The ratings are on a scale from '0' at the bottom, which means that urgent improvement is necessary, to '5' at the top, which means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality.

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