The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a scheme to provide customers with at-a-glance information about hygiene standards in food businesses. Since June 2010 businesses in Shropshire have been rated by food hygiene inspectors, to help customers make informed choices about where they buy and eat food.
Which businesses are given a rating?
Restaurants, takeaways, cafes, sandwich shops, pubs, hotels, supermarkets and other food outlets are given a rating. The businesses can then choose to display this rating.
How is the rating calculated?
Following a food hygiene inspection by an officer of Shropshire Council, businesses will be given a rating for the standards of hygiene found at that time. These include:
- How hygienically the food is handled – safe food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
- The condition of the structure of the premises – cleanliness, repair, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities.
- How food safety is managed and documented – using systems such as ‘Safer Food Better Business’ or equivalent.
What do the scores mean?
- A score of 5 means that conditions are very good
- A score of 4 means that conditions are good
- A score of 3 means that conditions are generally satisfactory
- A score of 2 means that improvement is necessary
- A score of 1 means that major improvement is necessary
- A score of 0 means that urgent improvement is necessary
How do I find the rating of local premises?
You can look up a food premises in Shropshire, such as your favourite restaurant, café or takeaway by following the "Search for Hygiene Ratings" link under related information on this page. Please note the score is given at the time of the inspection and changes may have occurred at the premises since this date.