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.

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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 list of these premises is available below:

October 2022:

  • Assured care services Tenby House, 28 Downview Road, Worthing, BN11 4QH
  • Bon Vivant (Included and Private)
  • Catering at St Barnabas House, St Barnabas House, 2 Titnore Lane, Worthing, BN12 6NZ
  • Charcoal Grill, 71 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DE
  • Dawns Cheese Boxes (Private address registered with WBC)
  • Devils Dyke Gin (Included and Private)
  • Discovery Day Nursery, 1 Grosvenor Road, Worthing, BN11 1QF
  • Elmcroft, St Giles Close, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6AT
  • Esquires Coffee, 25 South Street, Worthing, BN11 3AW
  • Fish Shack (Included and Private)
  • Garretts Newsagent, 7 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AH
  • Giuseppes, 7-8 Warwick Lane, Worthing, BN11 3DP
  • Iceland Frozen Foods, 12 Wallace Parade, Goring Road, Worthing, BN12 4AL
  • Lazy Brunch Kitchen, 12-14 Goring Road, Worthing, BN12 4AJ
  • Loam (Included and Private)
  • MB Grocers, 24-26 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3ED
  • Oregano Pizzeria Restaurant, 28 Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PT
  • Patos Bakery, Unit 23, Winston Business Centre, 43 Chartwell Road, Lancing, BN15 8TU
  • Pizza Express, Stanford Cottage, Stanford Square, Worthing, BN11 3EZ
  • Shoreham Baptist Church Shoreham Baptist Church, Western Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WD
  • Shoreham Foodbank Shoreham Free Church, Buckingham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6WF
  • Siam Thai Cuisine, 41 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3EF
  • Tesco Express, 104 Goring Way, Worthing, BN12 4TY
  • The Golden Lion, 7 The Strand Worthing, BN12 6DL
  • Titch Hill Wines, Lambleys Lane, Worthing, BN14 9JX
  • Toad in the Hole, 1 Newland Road, Worthing, BN11 1JR
  • Victoria care elite, The Victoria Grand, 22 Mill Road, Worthing, BN11 4LE

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Page last updated: 04 November 2022

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