Food Hygiene Rating Appeal

Before you start

As the food business operator of the establishment you have a right to appeal the food hygiene rating if you do not agree that the rating reflects the hygiene standards and management controls found at the time of the inspection.

  • You have 21 days (including weekends and bank holidays) from the date of receipt of the notification letter to submit an appeal

We will ask you

  • Your business details
  • Inspection details
  • Why you do not agree with the rating you have been given

We will

  • Review your rating
  • Respond to your appeal to you within seven days.  

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Please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice for further details on how we process your personal information and your rights. This is also available in other formats (e.g. print).