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Food hygiene rating scheme

Find out about food hygiene ratings for restaurants, cafes and take away businesses in Wolverhampton.

To help you choose where to eat out or shop for food Wolverhampton City Council is participating in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. The scheme will give you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, and other places you eat out, as well as supermarkets and other food shops.

Please note that you can search by business name, town/postcode or local authority.

How is the rating calculated?

A business can be given a rating from 0 up to 5 following an inspection by a food safety officer. This is based on how well the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law at that time. In particular:

  • how hygienically the food is handled - safe food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
  • how the condition of the structure of the premises impacts on food safety
  • how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future

Remember, the hygiene rating does not reflect the quality of food or the standards of service the business provides.

Where will the food hygiene rating be displayed?

You can look up food hygiene ratings on the Food Standards Agency website.

Businesses are also given a window sticker and certificate showing their rating and are encouraged to display these at their premises in places where you can easily see them when you visit. Display is voluntary at the moment.

Food Hygiene Standards App

You can now find out what food hygiene rating your local food business has been awarded from your mobile phone. Just search 'food standards agency' and download the free hygiene ratings app.