Facts to know

How does the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) Work?

  • 84% of the public that has been surveyed want Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme to be mandatory.

  • Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme (FHRS) came into effect in 2010 for better food quality within the food industry.

  • North Ireland and Wales they are already required by law to display their ratings.



  • How food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, cooled, stored, and what measures are taken to prevent food being contaminated with bacteria

  • The condition of the structure of the premises including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, equipment and other facilities

  • How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe using a system like Safer Food, Better Business (SFBB).