Food Hygiene Information Scheme
South Ayrshire consumers can now see how well food businesses in their area have
fared in their last food hygiene inspection.
The Food Hygiene Information Scheme effectively 'opens the door' to the kitchen
and/or food areas. This will increase consumer confidence and help people make informed
choices about where they eat or buy their food.
To access this information select one of the query options displayed to the left.
You can also search from a map by selecting the Map link also found to the left.
You can also view information and guidance on how this scheme works.
Please note that by using this application you agree with and accept the following
Information will be posted within 14 days of a visit to a food business and whilst
every effort is made to ensure that the information on this site is accurate and
up-to-date South Ayrshire Council does not accept responsibility for any omissions
What information will I see?
The scheme is designed to give straightforward information about how each food outlet
fared at its last food hygiene inspection.
- Pass A 'Pass' indicates that the business broadly met the legal
requirements. These requirements include the conditions found and the management
procedures in place for providing safe food. A 'Pass' certificate should provide reassurance
that the establishment meets legal requirements at the time of inspection and the
certificate should be prominently displayed by the business.
- Improvement Required Where a business has failed to meet these
requirements it will be issued with an 'Improvement Required' certificate.
- Exempt Premises A very small number of premises may be registered
as food businesses in circumstances where it is unlikely that customers will view
them as food premises. The assessment for such premises will have concluded that
the food safety risk is negligible.
- Awaiting inspection Where a business has not yet been inspected,
it will be issued with a temporary certificate advising consumers of that fact.
This will appear as 'Awaiting Inspection' on the website. Premises will also require
to be re-inspected where they have changed ownership.
- Under Review Every business has the right of review within 7 days
of inspection therefore during this period no decision will be published
Where the last full food hygiene inspection resulted in the business being classed
‘Improvement Required’ the inspecting officers report will also be available. This
will show the food hygiene issues found during the inspection that require attention
before the business would be classed a ‘Pass’. The report will remain available
until the next full food hygiene inspection is completed.
The Eat safe award scheme
will continue to offer catering businesses the opportunity to be recognised for
achievement of standards beyond compliance.
The Food Standards Agency host hygiene ratings for the whole of the United Kingdom
on behalf of local authorities. You can view the
status of food businesses outside of South Ayrshire from their website.