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The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a joint Food Standards Agency and Local Authority initiative which will provide consumers with information about standards of food hygiene in catering premises such as restaurants, shops, bars, cafés, schools, hospitals and shops.
There are over 600 premises eligible for the scheme within Burnley and Padiham and all premises inspected from April 2010 will be included and have their rating published.
The ratings of these inspections are available to view at the Foods Standards Agency.
Publishing food hygiene inspection reports online will help to:
Scores are awarded for food hygiene compliance, structural compliance and confidence in management.
Premises are not rated against the quality of the food they produce.
Following an inspection of a food business, the inspecting officer assigns a numerical score to the following three areas:
These scores are obtained from Annex 5 of the Food Law Code of Practice to ensure consistency between officers and different Councils. The numerical score is the ‘mapped’ to one of the six food hygiene ratings.  
Should you require further information on the National food Hygiene Rating Scheme, please either contact the Council’s Food Safety Team or visit the Food Standards Agency website
Following inspection, should a food business operator take action to rectify non-compliances identified, a request may be made for a further visit to re-rate the business. There will be a charge for each re-visit carried out at your request.
The quickest and most efficient way is to apply online using the council website.
A revisit can be made at a cost of £115.35 (login or continue without an account before you can complete the application).
You can also apply by manually submitting an application form at a cost of £123.20. Download the ‘Revisit procedure’ where further information can be found.
If a business feels their rating is wrong or unfair – you have the option of making an appeal, requesting a Food Hygiene Rating revisit or the right to reply.
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