Food hygiene

Blackpool Council has implemented the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

The scheme is a national Food Standards Agency initiative which helps consumers make informed choices about where they eat and buy their food.

This results in encouraging businesses to improve their hygiene standards.

The rating does not reflect the quality of food or the standard of service provided to customers.

What the ratings mean

Each food business receives a rating based on the findings of their most recent food hygiene inspection.

  • At the bottom of the scale is ‘0’ – this means that urgent improvement is required
  • At the top of the scale is ‘5’ – this means that the hygiene standards are very good

Businesses are given a window sticker and certificate to display, however a business is not currently required by law to display them. 

Check a rating

All ratings are published on the Food Standards Agency’s website.