Food Hygiene Ratings for city food outlets
Food hygiene ratings
Gloucester city has adopted the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to rate the hygiene standards of the places where you eat or shop for food. The scheme is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and replaces our previous Scores on the Doors scheme.
With the new scheme you can search for a Gloucester city food outlet by name, street and postcode and find out how it has been rated. A rating of 0 is the worst and 5 is the best.
Please note that the rating given for an outlet does not reflect the quality of food or the standard of customer service.
You may see a ratings sticker in the window or on the door of an outlet, or certificate on display. Displaying these is voluntary at the moment, so be sure to check the hygiene ratings online.
How does it work?
The new rating scheme recognises food outlets with the highest standards and helps improve hygiene standards.
A rating of 0 (the worst) to 5 (the best) are given by Food Safety Officers following an inspection of a food business and are based on:
- how hygienically the food is handled
- the condition of the premises
- how food safety is managed
Premises with a poor hygiene rating of 0 -1 are inspected more often and those that fail to comply with standards are subject to enforcement action to secure the necessary improvements.