You can view hygiene standards in businesses in Waverley and make informed choices about where to buy and eat food. The rating is not a guide to the business's quality or value.
We run the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and this is part of a national scheme.
Visit the FSA website to find Food Hygiene Rating scores for local businesses:
Search Food hygiene ratings
Businesses covered by the scheme
The scheme covers businesses where customers can eat or buy food such as restaurants, takeaways, cafes, sandwich bars, pubs, hotels, supermarkets or other shops.
Businesses are encouraged to display their rating sticker.
How ratings are calculated
Following a food hygiene inspection by our food safety team, we give the business a rating based on the standards of hygiene at the time. These include:
- how hygienically the business handles food - safe food preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
- the condition of the premises' structure - cleanliness, repair, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
- the management of the business including the management system and records being in place to make sure food is safe.
We rate the hygiene standards found at the time of inspection on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement is required) to 5 (the hygiene standards are very good).
Making sure the scheme is fair
The ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’ is a local authority / Food Standards Agency partnership initiative. We follow a process to ensure that the scheme is fair.
Find out more about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Business Safeguards (food.gov.uk)