How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme works


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How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme works

Food Standards Agency

Developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in partnership with local authorities, the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) makes information on food hygiene standards publicly available. The scheme is designed to help you choose where to eat or shop for food by telling you how seriously a food business takes their food hygiene standards.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme sticker

Food businesses are inspected by our food hygiene inspectors to check that their hygiene levels meet legal requirements. Hygiene standards are rated on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement is required) to 5 (very good).

This information is then published on the Food Standards Agency website and on ratings stickers which food businesses can choose to display at their premises.

Food rating 0 - Urgent improvement necessary Food rating 1 - Major improvement necessary Food rating 2 - Improvement necessary Food rating 3 - Generally satisfactory Food rating 4 - Good Food rating 5 - Very good

Video: About the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme by the Food Standards Agency

How we rate a food business' hygiene

The rating we give a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. This includes:

  • Food hygiene and safety: how food is stored, handled and prepared to avoid cross-contamination and control temperatures etc.
  • Physical condition of the business: considering cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and pest control etc.
  • Confidence in management: the management's attitude towards hygiene and safety (procedures, training, demonstration of hygiene and food safety technical knowledge) as well as the business's track record

The rating scheme does not reflect the quality of the food being prepared or the dining experience.

For more information please see:

Last month's businesses with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Food rating 5 - Very good

Last month the food safety team were able to award more businesses with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5. A full alphabetical list of these premises is available below:

January 2024:

  • Atalian Servest Food Company, Highdown Court, 2 Durrington Lane, Worthing, BN13 2QJ
  • Auctioneers Kitchen, 65 Chartwell Road, Lancing, BN15 8TU
  • Beats N Eats, 85-87 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3BN
  • Big Slice Pizza Co.(registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • Bright Horizons, Old Shoreham Littlesaurus Nursery, 418 Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5NE
  • Bright Kiddies Pre School, Scout Headquarters, Pond Lane, Worthing, BN13 2RH
  • Buckinghams, 268 Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6BF
  • Caterlink Eastbrook Primary Academy, Manor Hall Road, Southwick, BN42 4NF
  • Co-Operative, 49-56 New Broadway, Worthing, BN11 4HS
  • Early Explorers Nursery, Northbrook Barn Community Centre, Squadron Drive, Worthing, BN13 3SL
  • Emmy's Cakes and Bakes (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • English Rose Baking (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • Five a Day Greengrocers, 44 Palmerston Avenue, Worthing, BN12 4RN
  • Food at Herons Dale Primary School, Hawkins Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6TN
  • Gateway Community Shop, Gardner Road, Southwick, BN41 1PN 
  • Gosh Patisserie, 1 Shelley Road, Worthing, BN11 1TP
  • Harris And Hoole, Holmbush Centre, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6TD
  • Holroyd Howe Independent, Shoreham College, St Julians Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6YW
  • Iced and Nice Cakes (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils) 
  • Jones Coffee Co., 28 Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1BE
  • La Poissonnerie, also trading as Monteum's La Poissonnerie, Fisherman's Wharf, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RN
  • Lite Bites, Southwick Christian Community Church, 1-5 Roman Crescent, Southwick, BN42 4TY
  • Marks & Spencers, Holmbush Centre, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6TD
  • Montague Gyros, Unit 3, The Montague Centre, Liverpool Road, Worthing, BN11 1YJ
  • Nan's Thai Noodles (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • Pebbles Pre-School, Church of the Good Shepherd Hall, Kings Walk, Shoreham Beach, BN43 2LG
  • Rosemary Mount Care Home, Rosemary Mount Residential Home, 147 Chesswood Road, Worthing, BN11 2AE
  • Rowtons Group Limited, 48 Bolsover Road, Worthing, BN13 1NT
  • Shell Waitrose, Shoreham Airport, 151 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LD
  • Southwick Square Meats, 39 Southwick Square, Southwick, BN42 4FP
  • St Clare Residential Care Home, 14 Park Lane, Southwick, BN42 4DL
  • St Matt's Meals, St Matthews Church, 103 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4HB
  • St Matthews Church, also trading as Coffee in the Corner, 103 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4HB
  • Sugar 'n' Spice (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • T.S. Vanguard (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • Tasty Thai Truck (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • Taylor's Fish Bar, 55 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AS
  • The Fruit Machine, c/o Sussex Food Markets, Unit 1, New Wharf, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RN
  • The Progress Project, 22 Winchester Road, Worthing, BN11 4DH
  • Tiger's Takeaway (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)
  • WHSmith, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DH
  • Yen Thai Food (registered with Adur & Worthing Councils)

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Page last updated: 01 February 2024

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