Respond to a food hygiene rating

You have a right to reply in respect of the food hygiene rating given following your inspection.

This enables you to give an explanation of actions that have been taken to make the required improvements as detailed in the inspection letter, or to explain mitigation for the circumstances at the time of the inspection. It is not for making complaints or for criticising the scheme or food safety officer.

Right to reply application (PDF)

Contact details are provided with the written notification of your food hygiene rating.

Your comments will be reviewed by the food safety officer and may be edited in order to remove offensive or defamatory remarks before being published online and displayed together with your food hygiene rating at Food hygiene ratings (FSA).

There will be a statement at Food hygiene ratings (FSA) that will highlight that the accuracy of your comments has not been verified by local authority officers.