Food hygiene rating appeal
Appeal against a rating
If you do not agree with the rating you are given, you can appeal.
You must appeal within 21 days (including weekends and bank holidays) of receiving your notification letter.
To appeal, please download and complete the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme appeal form (PDF 299KB)
Request a revisit
There is no limit on the number of revisit requests a food business can make.
Each revisit request costs £179 for 2021-2022 and will take place no later than three months from the date payment is received.
An Inspector can revisit your premises on request only if the improvements to hygiene relating to the last inspection have been made.
To request a revisit, please download and complete the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - Request a revisit form (PDF 241KB).
Right to reply
After an inspection, you have a ‘right to reply’. This is different to an appeal.
The right to reply gives you the opportunity to let us know how you have improved hygiene, or to say if there were unusual circumstances at the time of the inspection. We will publish the right to reply online with your business’ hygiene rating.
Please download and complete the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme right to reply form (PDF 214 KB) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.