Food hygiene rating

The food hygiene rating Act 2013 introduces a mandatory scheme requiring food businesses to openly display their hygiene rating and advise customers of their hygiene rating on request.

The scheme is run by Gwynedd Council and applies to

  • restaurants
  • pubs
  • cafes
  • takeaways
  • hotels
  • supermarkets and other food shops

Each business is given their hygiene rating when it is inspected by a food safety officer from Gwynedd Council.  More information can be found on the The Food Standards Agency’s website (FSA).


How does it work?

During a food hygiene inspection an assessment is made against the hygiene risk which the business poses to the health of the public.The rating will be based on

  • How hygienically the food is handled
  • The condition of the premises
  • How food safety is managed

The level of compliance determines the Food Hygiene Rating of a business, which ranges from the lowest rating ‘0’ – Urgent Improvement Necessary to the highest rating ‘5’ Very Good. 


Find a Food Hygiene Rating

Every establishments hygiene rating will be published on the Food Standards website.

Search food establishments hygiene scores


Food Hygiene Rating Wales (Act) 2013