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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - Information for Businesses

Find out about the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and its introduction in Eastbourne.

About the Scheme

This national scheme is developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in partnership with local authorities.

The aim is to provide members of the public with easily accessible information on food hygiene standards to allow them to make a more informed choice of where to eat out or shop for food.

Please visit the Food Standards Agency website for more information about the Scheme as a whole.

The Scheme in Eastbourne

The scheme will mean that food premises in Eastbourne will be given a rating based on their food hygiene.

For more information and best practice guides, please refer to the PDF downloads below.

Appeals, Right to Reply and Revisits

In order to ensure that the scheme is fair to businesses, it has been designed to include a number of safeguards. These are:

  • An appeal procedure.

  • A ‘right to re-apply’.

  • An opportunity to request a re-visit when improvements have been made in order to be re-assessed for a ‘new’ rating.

You can download Appeal, Right to Reply and Revisit Request forms in PDF format below. Please complete and return to:

Manager of Specialist Advisors Team
Eastbourne Borough Council
1 Grove Road
East Sussex
BN21 4TW

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  • National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme - Request Re-visit Form [pdf / 481KB] Download a revisit request form. You may request a revisit if you have taken action to improve hygiene in the areas that you were told about by the Environmental Health Officer. You can only ask the Eastbourne Borough Council for a re-visit to be carried out once before the date of the next planned inspection.

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