Food hygiene ratings

Spotting good food hygiene

When you eat out or shop for food, look for a sticker in the window or on the door, or a certificate on display, showing you the food hygiene rating for that business. Businesses are encouraged to display these stickers and certificates at their premises in places where you can easily see them when you visit.

If the food outlet you want to visit isn't displaying a sticker, you can check Food Standards Agency. New businesses may not have received an inspection so will not be rated, if in doubt about a rating of a food business you can contact South Tyneside Council to check the business is registered.