How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme works

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Note: the search works best if you input a street name and town name (eg Chapel Road, Worthing) rather than a postcode.

Ratings are uploaded regularly, so keep checking the site before you go out.

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 alphabetical list of these premises is available below:

August 2023:

  • Best Wishes, Caravelle House, 17-19 Goring Road, Worthing
  • Bird & Blend Tea Co, Unit 3, 6 Woods Way, Worthing, BN12 4QY
  • Bright Horizons Shoreham, Happysaurus Nursery, 48 Buckingham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5UD
  • Co-Op, 22-26 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DA
  • Coast Cafe, Chalet Kiosks East And West, Beach Parade, Worthing
  • Costa, Next, Holmbush Centre, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6TD
  • Domino's Pizza, 75-77 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DE
  • Giorgio Ristorante, 43 Broadwater Street West, Worthing, BN14 9BY
  • Honey Cake by Mary (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • Lobo's Caribbean Cuisine, The Harbour Club, Harbour Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5HG
  • Mileshky's (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • Millets, 78 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3HE
  • Noodle Factory, 30 Brighton Road, Worthing, BN11 3ED
  • Polka Dot Cakes (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • Radish, Amelia Court, 1 Union Place, Worthing
  • Railway Inn, 1 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AH
  • Rent Your Event Sussex (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • SZE's Food Catering (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • Sight Support Worthing, 48 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JT
  • Snackaroo (registered with Adur & Worthing Council)
  • The Burning Desire Hot Sauce Company, Unit 1c, Parkland Business Centre, 44 Chartwell Road, Lancing, BN15 8UE
  • The New Grange Care Home, 10-16 Homefield Road, Worthing, BN11 2HZ
  • The Tasting Room by Merakai Brewing, The Tasting Room, 8 Stanford Square, Worthing, BN11 3EZ
  • Toby Carvery, The Downlands Hotel, 123 Upper Brighton Road, Worthing, BN14 9JN
  • Worthing Fisheries, 102 George V Avenue, Worthing, BN11 5RP
  • Young Sussex, 302 Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6BA

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Page last updated: 01 September 2023

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