Food hygiene ratings

Food hygiene

Our food safety officers have a right to enter and inspect food premises at any time without making an appointment or giving notice.

We check how well your food business is meeting standards by looking at:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the building's structure – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe
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The food hygiene rating scheme is used to rate the hygiene standards of a food business in Thurrock. Find out more about food hygiene ratings.

You can search food hygiene ratings in Thurrock on the Food Standards Agency website.

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Fairness of the ratings scheme

You can ask for your business to be reassessed or appeal against a rating if you think it is unfair or wrong.