Improving your rating

To achieve the top food hygiene rating of 5, a business must demonstrate compliance with the legal requirements for food hygiene.

Your rating is based on how you comply with three key areas:

  • how hygienically food is handled
  • the condition of the premises
  • how food safety is managed and recorded

To get the best possible rating, check your last food hygiene inspection report and make sure you've taken all of the actions needed to ensure that you meet the legal requirements.

Actions you can take as a business owner to improve your rating: 

The Food Standards Agency has a range of free management tools you can use available on their website.

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