This section provides useful information if you are a consumer wanting to learn more about food safety, including how to make food business complaints and the Food Standards Agency - Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

Please note: For information on food safety for businesses see Food business.

Food poisoning

For information on food poisoning and how we investigate outbreaks please visit food poisoning.

Food complaints

For information about how to report issues with food hygiene in a food premises or food that you think is unsafe see Food and food premises complaints.

National Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme

The Food Standards Agency - National Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme lets you find the most recent food hygiene inspection results of food businesses such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • take-aways
  • butchers
  • schools

How are they rated?

Food businesses are regularly inspected by us to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat.
Star rating is based on:

  • Hygiene
  • Structure
  • Confidence in management

Search for a food hygiene rating

To search for a food hygiene rating visit Food Standards Agency - Food hygiene ratings.