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Food hygiene ratings

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a national scheme run by the Food Standards Agency. The rating given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection and is not a guide to food quality.

We only deal with food premises based within Sunderland City Council. If your query is about a food premises based outside this boundary, then please contact the Local Authority where the food premises are located.

We use the food hygiene rating scheme to publish the hygiene standards of local food businesses. This is run in partnership with Sunderland City Council and the Food Standards Agency.

Each food business is inspected by one of our food safety officers and given a rating depending on the standards of hygiene found at the time.

Ratings go from '0' to '5'. '0' means that urgent improvement is required and '5' means that very good hygiene standards were found.

The rating is based on:

How hygienically the food is handled

The condition of the premises

If you operate a food business and have a query about your rating, please contact City and neighbourhood.

If you would like further information you might find the links below useful:

Find out the hygiene rating of a food business in Sunderland via the Food Standards Agency website

FAQ about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

More information about the Food Hygiene Rating scheme

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