As an NCASS member, you should be striving to gain a level 5 food hygiene rating. It’s what customers want to see. And event or market organisers too for that matter.

Use this hub to find out ways you can prepare to get a level 5 at your next environmental health inspection and for ideas about why and how you should display your rating.


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When an EHO comes to call

Everything you need to know about your next hygiene inspection.

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Hygiene inspection checklist

Find out how to get through your EHO’s inspection and how to maintain food hygiene

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6 ways you can display your food hygiene rating in a mobile unit

Struggling to find a place to display the sticker in your mobile trading unit?

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Why you should display your food hygiene rating

Wondering what all the fuss is over these hygiene rating stickers?

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Is your EHO really that scary?

Got a food hygiene inspection coming up? Find out what your EHO is looking for when they inspect street food stalls, mobile caterers, mobile bars and fixed site restaurants.

We interviewed Lucy & Tay from The Royal Borough of Greenwich, Gillian from Monmouthshire Council and trader Richard from Dick’s Smokehouse to find out why you shouldn’t fear your EHO.

Best Food Business Practice During Difficult Times – with the FSA & Royal Borough of Greenwich

We teamed up with the Food Standards Agency & Primary Authority Partners, the Royal Borough of Greenwich to give you guidance on how to keep your business safe & legal during these challenging times.

47:50 – What should I expect from an inspection during the pandemic?

What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme?

In the UK every food business must undergo inspections from the local environmental health team to certify how hygienically and safely they are preparing food. Each inspection will result in a rating being awarded to the business. You could be rated 0 – 5, with 5 meaning your food hygiene standards are ‘very good’.

Consumers use hygiene ratings to help them choose where to eat out or shop for food. They use the ratings to tell them how seriously a business takes food hygiene and customer safety.

The food hygiene rating scheme is run by local authorities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Scottish local authorities run a very similar scheme called the Food Hygiene Information Scheme. Consumers can search for Scottish business’s hygiene ratings on the Food Standards Agency website, just as they can for businesses in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.