Re- inspections allow you to request a re-visit to your business to re-inspect compliance with food hygiene law and re-rate the score you received on the last food hygiene inspection.

When can you request a re-inspection?

You can make one request for a re-inspection for each food hygiene inspection when:

1. A three month 'stand still' period has passed since the inspection.

2. You have carried out the required actions to resolve non-compliances identified in your report at the last inspection. For more advice on how to improve your rating see achieving a high food hygiene rating score.

How to request a re-inspection

To apply for a re-inspection complete the following online form:

Request hygiene rating re-inspection

What happens next?

Once we have received your form, we will assess whether you have provided enough evidence for a re-inspection to take place.

When will we carry out the re-inspection?

We will carry out an unannounced inspection within three months of the end of the three month 'stand still' period following the inspection.

Please note: if you were only required to make permanent structural improvements or repairs or to upgrade equipment, we may carry out the re-visit sooner.

What will happen to my rating?

We will give you a new food hygiene rating based on the level of compliance that is found at the time of the re-visit. This could either go up, down or stay the same.

Benefits of achieving a high rating

Scoring highly can improve reputation, increase customer confidence and attract a higher amount of custom. Businesses with a rating of 3 or above will also be promoted on Preston's official visit website at Preston Guild City - eat and drink.