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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Our food officers regularly inspect food outlets in Welwyn Hatfield, such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs. This is to check their hygiene standards meet legal requirements.

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If you are running a food outlet in Welwyn Hatfield such as a restaurant, takeaway or pub, our food officers will carry out routine inspections to check that your hygiene standards meet legal requirements.

The ratings from these inspections are published on the Food Hygiene Ratings website.

Following a rating, businesses have a right to reply (an opportunity for you to explain things to your customers and outline any actions taken since the inspection).

A revisit can be requested but you must be able to provide sufficient information and evidence to show that work has been undertaken to make improvements to overcome the issues raised. From 1 April 2018 there is a charge of £180 per revisit.

You can also appeal your rating: contact us first to ensure you understand why the rating was given.

These options are all available from the Foods Standards Agency website.

If you're a food business interested in learning more about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme please view the pdf icon Guide for Caterers [943KB]

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