Scores on the doors

Why food hygiene ratings matter

A 2020 scientific review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occurs every year in the UK. This is up from the 2009 estimate of approximately one million.

Never underestimate how useful it is to know the scores on the doors.

We worked with the Food Standards Agency to standardise the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in 2011, which helps the public decide where to eat out, or buy food. The ratings provide clear data about hygiene standards achieved at the last inspection. Businesses are awarded a score of 0-5.

Food Standards Scotland operates a Pass or Improvement required scheme with an additional Eat Safe award for those which exceed legal standards.

Inspections are carried out regularly by a Environmental Health Officer from the business's local council.

The EHO will examine and assess -

  • The kind of food being handled
  • Physical condition of the premises
  • Ventilation, cleanliness, pest control and facilities
  • All processes carried out before food is processed or sold to customers
  • If and how hygiene standards are being upheld

Scores on the doors also look at the types of customers frequenting the business, for example vulnerable groups.

More information can be found on Scores on the doors.

Our site ratings

  • Woodford Leisure Centre –  Scored A Rating Of 5 out of 5
  • Hull City Hall – Scored A Rating Of 5 out of 5
  • Hull New Theatre – Scored A Rating Of 5 out of 5
  • Ice Arena – Scored A Rating Of 5 out of 5
  • Central Library – Scored A Rating Of 4 out of 5
  • Ferens Art Gallery – Scored A Rating Of 4 out of 5
  • History Centre – Scored A Rating Of 3 out of 5