Our food safety officers have a right to enter and inspect food premises at any time without making an appointment or giving notice.
We check how well your food business is meeting standards by looking at:
- how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
- the condition of the building's structure – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
- how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe
The food hygiene rating scheme is used to rate the hygiene standards of a food business in Thurrock. Find out more about food hygiene ratings.
You can search food hygiene ratings in Thurrock on the Food Standards Agency website.
Fairness of the ratings scheme
You can ask for your business to be reassessed or appeal against a rating if you think it is unfair or wrong.